brl: don't use conversion to float for offset and count

Ralph Böhme rb at
Wed Jun 4 11:32:44 MDT 2014

Hi Volker

On Tue, Jun 03, 2014 at 03:41:07PM +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> has PRIu64 as the format specifier for a uint64_t. If you
> look deep inside
> it seems that this is C99 standard these days. Samba does
> already use this in various places.
> I could not find a reference to "j" in C99, only in susv4.

page 277:

  Specifies that a following d, i, o, u, x, or X conversion specifier
  applies to an intmax_t or uintmax_t argument; or that a following n
  conversion specifier applies to a pointer to an intmax_t argument.

> Both are probably possible, but for orthogonality reasons I
> would argue to settle on one of both.

I prefer casting to (u)intmax_t and using "j", because that makes the
code ready for 128 bit.

But if you prefer I can convert to using the fixed size macros.


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