Large file support, mkstemp, and off_t

Damien Miller djm at
Thu Mar 23 09:59:44 AEDT 2023

On Wed, 22 Mar 2023, Allen Webb wrote:

> We are trying to enable large file support for everything built for
> ARM on ChromeOS and openssh uses mkstemp which has a 64-bit version
> for compatibility with open64. When looking into enabling the large
> file support flags, I noticed:
> `void    start_progress_meter(const char *, off_t, off_t *);`
> in progressmeter.h which would have different ABIs with and without
> large file support. You all probably ought to avoid exposing off_t in
> any external-facing APIs.

OpenSSH doesn't have any external-facing APIs though, we don't ship
a library for others to use. progressmeter.h is just for scp and sftp.


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