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Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2023 11:21:39 -0700
From: Paul Eggert <>
To: Rich Felker <>,
Subject: Re: regression in man pages for interfaces using loff_t

On 2023-06-28 10:53, Rich Felker wrote:
> The whole reason loff_t exists is to avoid this problem and make a
> type that's "always full width offset, regardless of _FILE_OFFSET_BITS
> or _LARGEFILE64_SOURCE" to match with the kernel expectation for these
> interfaces.

Why can't off64_t be that type, as it is in glibc? I'm not seeing why we 
need two names for the same type.

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