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Re: apr_off_t is of an ambiguous size.

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-01-17 02:36:48 CET

On Fri, Jan 16, 2004 at 05:19:29PM -0800, Ben Reser wrote:
> You're right. And this does work even on 32-bit big endian archs
> (except you need to cast what you want to shift or you'll get the wrong
> output.
> The following example code:
> long long min, max;
> min = (long long) (sizeof(long long) - 1) << (sizeof(long long)*8-1);
> max = ~min;
> printf("min=%lld\nmax=%lld\n",min,max);
> printf("min-1=%lld\nmax+1=%lld\n",min-1,max+1);
> Produces the following output:
> min=-9223372036854775808
> max=9223372036854775807
> min-1=9223372036854775807
> max+1=-9223372036854775808
> This is true on the follow archs:
> 32-bit little endian (i586)
> 32-bit bit enndia (ppc)
> 64-bit little endian (amd64)
> 64-bit big endian (sun4u)
> The min-1 and max+1 is there to prove that the 2s compliment is correct.

Based on the above the bounds svn_io_file_seek can be implemented like
so, which looks a whole lot nicer:

svn_error_t *
svn_io_file_seek (apr_file_t *file, apr_seek_where_t where,
                  svn_offset_t *offset, apr_pool_t *pool)
  const apr_off_t min = ((apr_off_t) sizeof (apr_off_t)-1) <<
                        ((sizeof (apr_off_t)*8)-1);
  const apr_off_t max = ~min;

  if (sizeof (apr_off_t) >= sizeof (svn_offset_t) ||
      (*offset > min && *offset < max))
      apr_off_t apr_offset = *offset;
      return do_io_file_wrapper_cleanup
        (file, apr_file_seek (file, where, &apr_offset),
         "set psoition pointer in", pool);
      return svn_error_create (SVN_ERR_IO_OFFSET_SIZE, NULL,
                               "Cannot seek file");

If nobody dislikes this I'll regen the patch on the issue with this

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
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Received on Sat Jan 17 02:37:14 2004

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