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Re: HEADS UP: ABI changes in HEAD

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 16:01:19 -0700 (PDT)

:-On [20050725 14:01], David Rhodus (sdrhodus@xxxxxxxxx) wrote:
:>Hopefully this will be the last time as I'd like to be able to give
:>out a package set that works for more than a month or so.... :-)
:The last time will be just before 1.4 is released.  Within this frame
:anything is game for the ABI I reckon, supporting a dev branch bring
:instability with it for all I know and care.
:At least Joerg announces his stuff.  And it does not affect 1.2 anyway.
:Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(at)wxs.nl> / asmodai / kita no mono
:Free Tibet! http://www.savetibet.org/ | http://ashemedai.deviantart.com/

    These are unfortunately changes that need to be made.  I considered
    fixing the stat structure way back when the project started, but at the
    time I decided that 4.x compatibility was more important during those
    early stages.

    In particular, it's virtually impossible to seemlessly handle remote
    filesystems with only a 32 bit inode number, not to mention large-storage

    An even bigger change (but hopefully more hidden from useland) will be
    switching from 32 bit device block numbers to 64 bit device offsets
    internally, which will be needed to properly address large amounts of

					Matthew Dillon 

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