struct file {
    loff_t          f_pos;


loff_t f_pos;

The current reading or writing position. loff_t is a 64-bit value on all platforms ( long long in gcc terminology). The driver can read this value if it needs to know the current position in the file but should not normally change it; read and write should update a position using the pointer they receive as the last argument instead of acting on filp->f_pos directly. The one exception to this rule is in the llseek method, the purpose of which is to change the file position.