Gnulib module: —
Portability problems fixed by Gnulib:
Portability problems not fixed by Gnulib:
- This function is missing on some platforms:
Mac OS X 10.5, FreeBSD 6.0, NetBSD 5.0, OpenBSD 3.8, Minix 3.1.8, AIX 5.1, HP-UX 11,
IRIX 6.5, OSF/1 5.1, Solaris 10, Cygwin 1.5.x, mingw, MSVC 9, Interix 3.5, BeOS.
- POSIX specifies that EINVAL should be returned when the file system doesn’t
support the allocation operation directly. glibc however emulates the file system
allocation with writes where unsupported, and apps have depended on
that long term implementation. This is both inefficient, and as of
glibc 2.21 at least, buggy on certain NFS setups.
- On platforms where
off_t is a 32-bit type, this function may not
work correctly across the entire data range of files larger than 2 GB.
The fix is to use the