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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] fix flags length in net 9p

    On Thu, 2008-05-01 at 14:19 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > On Thu, 1 May 2008 17:08:05 -0400 (EDT)
    > Steven Rostedt <> wrote:
    > > Some files in the net/9p directory uses "int" for flags. This can
    > > cause hard to find bugs on some architectures. This patch converts the
    > > flags to use "long" instead.
    > gargh.
    > > This bug was discovered by doing an allyesconfig make on the -rt kernel
    > > where checks are done to ensure all flags are of size sizeof(long).
    > I was about to suggest that we do something like that...
    > I wonder how messy it is. I long ago lost the ability to follow the
    > convolutions in include/linux/spinlock*.h :( gotta patch?

    The check that's in -rt for this uses BUILD_BUG_ON(), and it's extremely
    cryptic when there is a failure .. Most people will be baffled why the
    build stopped. If a check went into mainline it should at least give you
    some sort of idea what's happening ..


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