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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: ssize_t vs. size_t
Date Thu, 28 Oct 1999 23:14:56 GMT

On Tue, 26 Oct 1999, Manoj Kasichainula wrote:

> And yeah, all this ap_size_t stuff is pedantic, but I figure it'll be
> useful once we're doing 64-bit I/O.

well ... hrm.  the size_t stuff you're doing is read/write lengths, which
are only 32-bits even when you're doing 64-bit i/o (on a 32-bit system).

to support 64-bit i/o you need to replace off_t with a 64-bit off_t...
it's only really an issue for file sizes, and seek offsets.


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