Some systems have sizeof(off_t) == 8 while sizeof(size_t) == 4.
This implies that we are able to access and work on files whose
maximum length is around 2^63-1 bytes, but we can only malloc or
mmap somewhat less than 2^32-1 bytes of memory.
On such a system an implicit conversion of off_t to size_t can cause
the size_t to wrap, resulting in unexpected and exciting behavior.
Right now we are working around all gcc warnings generated by the
-Wshorten-64-to-32 option by passing the off_t through xsize_t().
In the future we should make xsize_t on such problematic platforms
detect the wrapping and die if such a file is accessed.
Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <email@example.com>