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Re: IV preservation (was Re: [PATCH 5.7.0] compiling on OS/2)

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Alan Burlison
February 16, 2001 00:53
Re: IV preservation (was Re: [PATCH 5.7.0] compiling on OS/2)
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Ilya Zakharevich wrote:

> > 64 bit integers are becoming more desirable, as file sizes increase -
> I have seen no need yet to support file sizes above 10**15 bytes.

Don't assume that the only reason for 64 bit integers is large files. 
The main reason 5.6.x is going into Solaris is because I need the 64-bit
integer support.  Solaris hrtime_t is a 64 bit int, and lots of the data
I want to manipulate is of this type.  It doesn't take very long for a
32-bit counter to overflow if the thing it is counting is nanoseconds.

Alan Burlison

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