Re: Since so many people have asked me this

Linus Torvalds (
Thu, 7 Nov 1996 17:02:20 +0200 (EET)

On Tue, 5 Nov 1996, Alan Cox wrote:
> Linus: if you get a moment (hahaha) just bump the accounting to use long
> long and %L (Im assuming printk does support %L)

%L isn't currently supported, and needs some pretty complex (architecture-
specific) code to be handled reasonably efficiently. Not exactly difficult,
but not exactly trivial either. Definitely not just a case of doing the
accounting as "long long" and changing the modifier for printk's..