Re: [PATCH] struct loop_info64

From: Greg KH (
Date: Fri Apr 18 2003 - 13:06:30 EST

On Fri, Apr 18, 2003 at 10:55:21AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> But we really should have a __ptr64 type too. There's just no sane way to
> tell gcc about it without requireing casts, which is inconvenient (which
> means that right now it you just have to use __u64 for pointers if you
> want to be able to share the structure across 32/64-bit architectures).

I think that's what Stephan and Rusty tried to do with the
kernel_ulong_t typedef in include/linux/mod_devicetable.h.

Maybe that typedef could be changed into the __ptr64 type? Stephan?


greg k-h
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