[PATCH v6 13/17] arm64:ilp32: add sys_ilp32.c and a separate table (in entry.S) to use it

Joseph Myers joseph at codesourcery.com
Mon Nov 16 02:16:35 PST 2015

On Sun, 15 Nov 2015, Chris Metcalf wrote:

> I've added Rich, Paul, Joseph, and Mike to the cc's as they are probably 
> a good subset of libc-alpha to help comment on these issues.  My sense 
> is that right now, it wouldn't be possible to add a 32-bit architecture 
> with a non-32-bit default for _FILE_OFFSET_BITS.  And, obviously, this 
> is why, when I added the tilegx32 APIs to glibc in 2011, I needed to 
> provide _FILE_OFFSET_BITS=32 support.

x32 uses 64-bit off_t only.  That's not a problem; the problems are 
tv_nsec not of type long, a bug we should avoid for all new ports (padding 
on tv_nsec is fine; treating that padding as a significant high part of a 
64-bit value on input to glibc / kernel interfaces isn't), and maybe some 
other types being 64-bit unnecessarily, although as far as I know the 
suggested issues there 
<https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=16438> are all 

It's true that we don't have a very clear notion of what "wordsize-64" 
sysdeps directories mean in glibc for cases such as x32.  See 

Joseph S. Myers
joseph at codesourcery.com

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