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Re: Troubles with updating Debian Hurd

Sergey Bugaev, le ven. 08 oct. 2021 21:01:09 +0300, a ecrit:
> On Fri, Oct 8, 2021 at 8:49 PM Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org> wrote:
> > That's the "Extend `device_read`/`device_write` into supporting > 2TiB
> > disk sizes." item in the "small hack entries" list. There's indeed the
> > device_get_status() call that needs fixing, but device_read/write as
> > well, they need to be extended to 64bit record numbers.
> Right. But 2 GB for a subhurd is a much more severe limitation than 2 TB.
> I wonder if it'd be possible to change device_{read,write} to use a
> 64-bit integer without introducing separate new RPCs,

No: RPC interfaces have fixed typing, expressed in the mig files.

Trying to magically extent is asking for much more trouble than just
adding the new RPCs.


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