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SubjectRe: [PATCH try #1] Kconfig: cleanup block/Kconfig help descriptions
On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 08:15:04PM -0700, don fisher wrote:
> Nick,
> I am trying to configure a linux- kernel.
> Please explain why the switch for large block devices should be !64BIT.
> I have a 64BIT system and currently cannot generate files greater than
> 2TB. Is this the problem? Should this be true for 64BIT systems?

Sorry I didn't see this email earlier.

Probably due to this:

typedef u64 sector_t;
typedef u64 blkcnt_t;
typedef unsigned long sector_t;
typedef unsigned long blkcnt_t;

With a 64-bit machine, your sector_t and blkcnt_t are already 64 bits
wide, so CONFIG_LBD is not required.


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