RE: llseek and 64 bit return...

From: Oliver Xymoron (
Date: Mon Apr 24 2000 - 22:28:35 EST

On Mon, 24 Apr 2000, Linda Walsh wrote:

> > From: Oliver Xymoron []
> > > Is there some good reason why the interface shouldn't be cleaned up
> > > on Intel?
> >
> > Binary compatibility. At the source level, glibc should hide it all for
> > you with a compile flag.
> ---
> Darn Send Maybe old syscall would be changed 'oldlseek'
> and add a new 64-bit lseek for newly compiled programs?

As Matti (who did the implementation) will surely tell you, Linux is
following a fairly well thought out scheme called the Large File Summit
for dealing with 64-bit files on 32-bit systems.

Take a look at for starters.

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