AMD64 bugs and patches

Russ Allbery rra at
Sun May 16 20:53:42 UTC 2004

Jacek Konieczny <jajcus at> writes:

> Hello,
> My old news server broke and I decided to move it to my new 64-bit,
> Opteron based server. It starded, but crashed soon.

> Most crashes on AMD64 are caused because of "implicit function
> declaration" compiler warnings ignored, and bad integer/pointer
> conversions (these also generate compiler warnings on AMD64). So the
> first thing what I did was fixing those warnings. This is done by
> the "inn-kill_warnings.patch" (attached).

> Unfortunately this was not anough. After some time spent debugging 
> I have found the problem and fixed it ("inn--64bit_pointers.patch",
> attached). Innd crashed because "int" type was assumed to be big enough
> to store pointer difference. This is not true on AMD64, where pointers
> are 64-bit. I have changed the type to "size_t".

> Now INN seems to work fine for me (it has not crashed for several hours
> now).

Thanks!  These patches have now been applied to CVS and will be in INN

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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