Re: Knfsd filehandles on 64-bit CPUS

Bill Hawes (
Fri, 24 Jul 1998 10:00:07 -0400

Steven N. Hirsch wrote:

> > Can someone confirm whether there's still a problem with knfsd
> > filehandles on 64-bit CPUs? Alan still lists it as a problem on his web
> > page, and I don't recall seeing any patches go by.
> I must lead a charmed life, but aside from a few log complaints about "RPC
> failure code 35.." things are working just fine.

Actually, the "charm" is that alpha defines ino_t to be 32-bits in
posix_types.h. I don't know whether this is correct or not, as some
other 64-bit archs have ino_t as 64 bits, and I would think that posix
should say one way or the other what the size is.

If your alpha knfsd is working OK, I'd appreciate a quick test of the
knfsd fh changes. It shouldn't change any behavior, but I want to make
sure nothing is broken.

Also, I have a minor patch for alpha/kernel/osf_sys.c that needs testing
to make sure nothing is broken.


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