On Mon, 24 Apr 2000, Linda Walsh wrote:
> > From: Oliver Xymoron [mailto:email@example.com]
> > > 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 click...um...yes. 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 http://ftp.sas.com/standards/large.file/ for starters.
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