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SubjectRe: Userspace compiler support of "long long"
On Jun 27, 2007, at 13:32:40, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> AFAIR the Intel compiler claims to be gcc.
> But these are by far not the only C compilers under Linux, and the
> more important points are:
> Is there any userspace Linux compiler that does not support "long
> long"?

Don't know, but I'd guess not.

> If yes, is there any other way to tell that something is a 64bit
> int on 32bit architectures?

Not that I know of. Probably the straight #else conditional is OK.
We should also merge up the types since *EVERY* linux architecture
has these same types:

typedef signed char __s8;
typedef unsigned char __u8;
typedef signed short __s16;
typedef unsigned short __u16;
typedef signed int __s32;
typedef unsigned int __u32;

Then all 64-bit archs have:
typedef signed long __s64;
typedef unsigned long __u64;

While all 32-bit archs have:
typedef signed long long __s64;
typedef unsigned long long __u64;

The only trick is if you care about building 32-bit compat code using
64-bit linux kernel headers. In that case we should probably just
make all archs use "long long" for their 64-bit integers, unless
there's some platform I'm not remembering where "long long" is 128-
bits or bigger. The other benefit is that people could then just use
the printf format "%llu" for 64-bit integers instead of having to
conditionalize it all over the place.

I'm working on a patch now.

Kyle Moffett

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