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    SubjectRe: printk and long long
    Followup to:  <>
    By author: Maciej Zenczykowski <>
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    > On Wed, 11 Feb 2004, vda wrote:
    > > The character L specifying that a following e, E, f, g, or G
    > > conversion corresponds to a long double argument, or a following
    > > d, i, o, u, x, or X conversion corresponds to a long long argument.
    > > Note that long long is not specified in ANSI C and therefore
    > > not portable to all architectures.
    > [ personally I'd say screw the un-portable architectures ;) ]
    > Long long is here to stay.

    long long is C99, so it's *definitely* here to say. The conversion specifier
    is "ll" not "L", however.

    > Besides if a linux architecture utilises long long in the kernel and
    > doesn't support it in printf via %lld then it's horked.
    > printf/libc should be fixed instead.
    > Maybe that's the problem - the libc support fragment in the kernel tree is
    > not up to date on that architecture - maybe the fixes should applied there
    > instead - instead of trying to work around the problem, fix the cause.

    Indeed. Feel free to steal the code from klibc :)

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