Re: VFS 64-bit clean

Jakub Jelinek (
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 21:26:16 +0100 (MET)

> At 64-bit systems the VFS layer is 64-bit clean.
> Will the user-space API be 64-bit clean is another matter.
> (Here I mean especially 32-bit user API on UltraSPARC machines.)

The 32bit user API is just emulation stuff, there is a 64bit API as well.
You can think of the 32bit one like about sunos or solaris API in Linux...
And even there, stuff like new xstat (which is now in vger CVS)
has 64bit st_size in 32bit API...

Jakub Jelinek | |
Administrator of SunSITE Czech Republic, MFF, Charles University
Ultralinux - first 64bit OS to take full power of the UltraSparc
Linux version 2.1.88 on a sparc64 machine (498.80 BogoMips).

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