Re: [PATCH 0/8] Update kernel uabi header files for x32

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Sat Dec 28 2013 - 12:02:17 EST

On 12/28/2013 08:33 AM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Independent on how this fixes things, how does the kernel_long_t name
> here make any sense?
> On x86-64 "kernel" long always is 64 bits wide. The userspace ABI long
> might be 32 or 64bits wide.
> Currently kernel_long_t has almost no uses, so it might be a good time
> to fix the name, define the rules for it, and last but not least
> properly document the intent for thse types.

The definition is "an integer type the same width as 'long' for the
native kernel type for the ABI". If you have any suggestions for a
better name, or for that matter, a better alternative, that would be
genuinely appreciated...


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