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[PATCH] Change len's type to ULONGEST: remote_write_bytes_aux

This patch changes the type of 'len' from ssize_t to ULONGEST.

At the beginning Siddhesh Poyarekar proposed this patch

  [PATCH] Memory reads and writes should have size_t length

to change type of 'len' to size_t.  However, after Jan's review, we
decide to change it to ssize_t, because callers of these functions
may pass signed type to them.

AFAICS, the target layer is a boundary.  In one side, we pass size_t
or ssize_t to target related APIs, and in the other side, the
implementation side, we used LONGEST (ULONGEST in latest code) because
of to_xfer_partial.

Since remote_write_bytes_aux and remote_write_bytes belong to the
implementation of remote target, we should use ULONGEST for len, IMO.

Regression tested on x86_64-linux.  Is it OK?


2014-01-22  Yao Qi  <>

	* remote.c (remote_write_bytes_aux): Change type of 'len' to
	ULONGEST.  Don't check 'len' is negative.
	(remote_write_bytes):  Change type of 'len' to ULONGEST.
 gdb/remote.c |    6 +++---
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/gdb/remote.c b/gdb/remote.c
index d886929..15e7394 100644
--- a/gdb/remote.c
+++ b/gdb/remote.c
@@ -6848,7 +6848,7 @@ check_binary_download (CORE_ADDR addr)
 static LONGEST
 remote_write_bytes_aux (const char *header, CORE_ADDR memaddr,
-			const gdb_byte *myaddr, ssize_t len,
+			const gdb_byte *myaddr, ULONGEST len,
 			char packet_format, int use_length)
   struct remote_state *rs = get_remote_state ();
@@ -6865,7 +6865,7 @@ remote_write_bytes_aux (const char *header, CORE_ADDR memaddr,
     internal_error (__FILE__, __LINE__,
 		    _("remote_write_bytes_aux: bad packet format"));
-  if (len <= 0)
+  if (len == 0)
     return 0;
   payload_size = get_memory_write_packet_size ();
@@ -7003,7 +7003,7 @@ remote_write_bytes_aux (const char *header, CORE_ADDR memaddr,
    packet.  */
 static LONGEST
-remote_write_bytes (CORE_ADDR memaddr, const gdb_byte *myaddr, ssize_t len)
+remote_write_bytes (CORE_ADDR memaddr, const gdb_byte *myaddr, ULONGEST len)
   char *packet_format = 0;

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