Re: [PATCH] 2.4.10-ac11 parport_pc.c bugfix

From: Bob McElrath (
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 09:52:03 EST

Thomas Hood [] wrote:
> I guess the question is: Which way is more portable? Is
> "(unsigned long)-1" liable to turn out as something other than
> ~0U?
> If your way of expressing it is more portable then we should
> make the change ... BOTH in pnp_bios.c and in parport_pc.c .
> Opinions?

unsigned long is 64-bits on 64-bit archs, and so (unsigned long)-1 will be
different than on intel...

I think that's ~0UL?

Maybe this is why I can't get pnp stuff to work on my alpha?

-- Bob

Bob McElrath (
Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison, Department of Physics

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