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SubjectRe: [PATCH] unbreak automounter support on 64-bit kernel with 32-bit userspace (v2)
On Mon, Feb 04, 2013 at 07:39:52PM +0000, Helge Deller wrote:
> automount-support is broken on the parisc architecture, because the existing
> #if list does not include a check for defined(__hppa__). The HPPA (parisc)
> architecture is similiar to other 64bit Linux targets where we have to define
> autofs_wqt_t (which is passed back and forth to user space) as int type which
> has a size of 32bit across 32 and 64bit kernels.
> During the discussion on the mailing list, H. Peter Anvin suggested to invert
> the #if list since only specific platforms (specifically those who do not have
> a 32bit userspace, like IA64 and Alpha) should have autofs_wqt_t as unsigned
> long type.
> This suggestion is probably the best way to go, since Arm64 (and maybe others?)
> seems to have a non-working automounter. So in the long run even for other new
> upcoming architectures this inverted check seem to be the best solution, since
> it will not require them to change this #if again (unless they are 64bit only).
> Signed-off-by: Helge Deller <>
> CC: James Bottomley <>
> CC: Catalin Marinas <>
> CC: Rolf Eike Beer <>
> CC: H. Peter Anvin <>
> CC: Ian Kent <>

Acked-by: Catalin Marinas <>

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