On Mon, 2008-04-07 at 13:29 -0400, Matthew Barnes wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-04-07 at 12:43 -0400, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
> > The only 'gotcha' I can think of by enabling it by default is that it
> > might break ABI if old builds were 32bit off_t's (the new off_t's would
> > be 64bit).
> 
> 
> > Oh, and fwiw, looking ahead, it may even be worth changing the public
> > API to take goffset's rather than off_t's if breaking API is acceptable
> > since it will prevent future off_t size issues (since I believe that
> > goffset is supposed to be an int64_t)
> 
> Yeah, and this would be the opportune time to do that if we're going to
> (early in the development cycle).  Sounds like we should wait to enable
> largefile support by default until we do the goffset replacement, and
> then ship both changes at once with a soname bump.

sounds reasonable to me

Jeff


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