Re: Can we drop upstream Linux x32 support?

From: Kevin Easton
Date: Thu Dec 13 2018 - 00:03:22 EST

On Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 11:29:14AM +0100, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> I can't say anything about the syscall interface. However, what I do know
> is that the weird combination of a 32-bit userland with a 64-bit kernel
> interface is sometimes causing issues. For example, application code usually
> expects things like time_t to be 32-bit on a 32-bit system. However, this
> isn't the case for x32 which is why code fails to build.

OpenBSD and NetBSD both have 64-bit time_t on 32-bit systems and have
had for four or five years at this point.

- Kevin