setregid() and setreuid() implementation proposal

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Jan 22 15:58:00 GMT 2003

On Wed, Jan 22, 2003 at 10:47:04AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 22, 2003 at 11:29:19AM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >Hmm, I was trying to avoid that but I'm not getting to change newlib
> >for the necessary fpos_t changes.  And, honestly, I hate digging in
> >newlib. 
> I forget what the problem is here.  Couldn't we just define fpos_t to
> be 64 bits?

We need 32 and 64 bit versions to support old and newly build apps,
same as off_t.  Another problem is that off_t is used in the FILE
struct :-P

> >					    1.5.0
> Yes, as I was drifting off to sleep last night, I realized that I'd
> awake to just this correction from you.  :-)

Yeah, and I woke up this morning with pedantic mode switched on
so I couldn't resist ;-)

> Maybe the best plan would be to keep the 1.3.* branch around and start
> making drastic changes to 1.5.*.  The first checkin could be device
> handling, since that is nearly ready.  Then we could add 32/64 bit
> support.  Eventually, around 1.5.8 or so, we could make 1.5 the latest
> release and trask 1.3.*

May I dream?  Let's break binary compatibility with 1.3 and switch
over to 64 bit off_t/fpos_t etc and 32bit uid_t/gid_t once and for all.
No big chnanges to newlib needed then.  We could get rid of all
func32/func64 function pairs... sounds like holiday on Hawaii.


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