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telldir() and seekdir()

telldir() and seekdir()

Posted Mar 28, 2013 10:43 UTC (Thu) by meuh (subscriber, #22042)
Parent article: Widening ext4's readdir() cookie

Surprisingly, telldir() and seekdir() use a long int (instead of a off_t) as the location (offset) value. So, from a userspace point of view, going from 32bits to 64bits to reduce the collision problem seen in NFS, seems rather strange.


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