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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 00/10] Use __kernel_[u]long_t for x32 user space compatibility
On 05/17/2012 05:19 PM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Thursday 17 May 2012 18:13:26 H.J. Lu wrote:
>> From: H.J. Lu <>
>> This patch set changes a number of places where the kernel
>> headers are exported to user space and currently use explicit
>> "long" or "unsigned long" to use __kernel_[u]long_t in order to
>> be compatible with the x32 user space ABI. These location are
>> places where x32 uses the x86-64 ABI.
>> It is quite possible that some, or even all, of these locations
>> should really use dedicated types, but in the meantime this gives
>> the correct results which the current headers do not.
> tangentially related, but what happened to the x86 asm/ptrace.h
> patch i sent that changed all the registers from unsigned long to
> u64 ? e.g. struct pt_regs { - unsigned long r15; + __u64 r15;
> -mike

Link please?


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.

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