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On 1/7/2011 07:10, JonY wrote:
> On 1/6/2011 23:08, JonY wrote:
>> On 1/6/2011 22:30, Vladimir Simonov wrote:
>>> On 01/06/2011 05:21 PM, Nick Clifton wrote:
>>>>> 2. replace off_t, stat, fstat with bn_off_t, bn_stat,
>>>>> bn_fstat (bn - means binutils) in all sources and "define"
>>>>> them as stat64, fstat64 in config.h (or some another include file)
>>>>> if we are on mingw, else stay with (stat, fstat);
>>>>> 3. wait for _FILE_OFFSET_BITS support.
>>>> Well I would opt for 3. :-) Not just because it is the simplest from my
>>>> point of view, but also because it is the correct thing to do. Trying to
>>>> implement our version of large file support for mingw is just silly, and
>>>> very likely to generate more errors. It will be better to wait for the
>>>> official mingw developers to add the necessary feature.
>>> This may lead to deadlock:). MinGW people may say: "We have
>>> large file support, just call appropriate functions, stat64, etc".
>>> It is interesting mingw people opinion, if they here us...
>> Appropriate mingw MLs now added to CC-list. Here's some context:
>>> objcopy built for mingw64 silently refuses to handle
>>> files larger 2GB. The reason - mingw/mingw64 headers
>>> (sys/stat.h) don't have _FILE_OFFSET_BITS magic.
>>> The patch adding negative file size check is attached.
>> I hope this helps.
> Message bounced off mingw-users due to change in email address from
> field, I hope it works the second time.
Too many in CC field, 3rd and final attempt. Sorry for the noise.
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