Subject: bug#2790: emacs 22.1.1 cannot open 5GB file on
64GB 64-bit GNU/Linux box
>> In that case I'd rather do the check more directly, e.g.:
>> (((EMACS_INT)st.st_size)*4)/4 == st.st_size
> That will reintroduce the buggy reliance on undefined integer overflow.
I do not know what you're referring to. If you're referring to the fact
that (((EMACS_INT)st.st_size)*4) may overflow, then I'm not sure what
problem you're envisaging: do you think that in some cases where it
overflows, (((EMACS_INT)st.st_size)*4)/4 may still be equal to
st.st_size (I can't think of any meningful semantics for overflow that
would give me that property)? Or are you concerned about trapping
overflow semantics (I've never seen it in use and doubt Emacs would
work in such a system)?