Why is sizeof(XID)==8 on AMD64?
linuxhippy at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 07:47:18 PDT 2011
Thanks for your explanation =)
> This is a mistake done 25 years ago or so. It's hard to justify it,
> but it is so. A number of things that are 32 bits on the wire
> are represented as 64 bits long at the API level on LP64 machines.
Is it considered more or less safe to store those 64-bit XIDs in 32bit
If not really required I would prefer not to change all my code.
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