[PATCH v2 3/3][MTD] P4080/mtd: Fix the freescale lbc issue with 36bit mode

Scott Wood scottwood at freescale.com
Tue Sep 14 06:04:32 EST 2010

On Mon, 13 Sep 2010 13:36:45 -0500
Timur Tabi <timur.tabi at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 11:45 AM, Artem Bityutskiy <dedekind1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Unsigned int is reliably >= 4 in Linux.
> Not exactly.  sizeof(unsigned int) is effectively never greater than 4
> in Linux (I think it's still 32 bits even on a 64-bit kernel), so it
> makes no sense to say >=.  

I think the point is that if a machine/ABI comes along with
sizeof(int) > 4 (e.g. if there's a significant penalty for working
with anything < 64-bit), Linux might consider supporting that.  Whereas
if someone points to their microcontroller or ancient 286 with
sizeof(int) == 2, the answer would be, "Here's a nickel, kid -- get a
real computer".


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