Re: Knfsd filehandles on 64-bit CPUS

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH (
Fri, 24 Jul 1998 17:29:42 -0300

In message <>, Bill Hawes writes:
| 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.

ino_t is a kernel type, so POSIX pretty much keeps its mitts off. I
consider it de-facto undefined by the fact that some POSIX-compliant systems
use 16-bit and others 32-bit.

brandon s. allbery	[os/2][linux][solaris][japh]
system administrator	     [WAY too many hats]
electrical and computer engineering
carnegie mellon university			   (bsa@kf8nh is still valid.)

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