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Re: [patch] Properly detecting large file support

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: [patch] Properly detecting large file support
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 14:26:38 +0200
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On Thu, Aug 16, 2001 at 09:58:52PM +1000, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 16, 2001 at 01:39:15PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > I still don't get it.  You pick the interface to use at compile time.
> > GNU parted picked the wrong one on the Hurd.  The AC_SYS_LARGEFILE test
> > works reliably on both the Hurd and Linux.  The difference is the way it
> > tests for largefile support.
> Hmmm.  Somewhere, I got confused... anyway, I don't understnad why
> getconf doesn't work.

I am not entirely clear on this issue either.  The Hurd does not have real
largefile support, but we provide the interfaces and fall back to the old 32
bit interfaces.  So parted doesn't need to be recompiled when we have LFS.
I think Neal found some other reason why it is especially important for
parted on the Hurd to be compiled with this option (I forgot).

I think when we have real LFS, LFS_CFLAGS will be set to the correct value.
But before that, we are in a rather strange mixed state of affairs.

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