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Re: [bug-patch] lin should be ssize_t, not off_t

From: Andreas Grünbacher
Subject: Re: [bug-patch] lin should be ssize_t, not off_t
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:16:07 +0100


2014-11-24 19:51 GMT+01:00 Tobias Stoeckmann <address@hidden>:
> as the subject says, lin should be ssize_t instead of off_t.  This
> works on Linux systems I have seen, because sizeof(size_t) is basically
> always sizeof(off_t).  I don't know if there are 32 bit Linux systems
> with a 64 bit off_t ...

this depends on the _FILE_OFFSET_BITS macro.

> Without such a switch, way too large lins are parsed without errors,
> exceeding limits in various parts of the source.

Shouldn't we instead fix the code where it is currently broken?


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