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Date:   Sun, 22 Nov 2020 14:14:54 +0100
From:   "Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)" <alx.manpages@...il.com>
To:     Florian Weimer <fw@...eb.enyo.de>
Cc:     mtk.manpages@...il.com, linux-man@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] lseek.2: SYNOPSIS: Use correct types

Hi Florian,

On 11/22/20 1:43 PM, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Alejandro Colomar:
> 
>> The Linux kernel uses 'unsigned int' instead of 'int' for 'fd' and
>> 'whence'.  As glibc provides no wrapper, use the same types the
>> kernel uses.
> 
> lseek is a POSIX interface, and glibc provides it.  POSIX uses int for
> file descriptors (and the whence parameter in case of lseek).
> 
> The llseek system call is a different matter, that's indeed
> Linux-specific.
> 

Ahhh, true.  So many similar functions... :p

Thanks,

Alex

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