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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ubi: kill homegrown endian macros
On Thu, 2007-05-17 at 10:29 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> umm.. I'd say what you've done in there is an improvement to the exiting
> stuff: getting gcc to check it is better than having to use sparse.
> I'd have expected gcc to generate poorer code with your approach but I'm
> showing zero text size changes from Christoph's patch (gcc-4.1 and
> gcc-3.4.5).
> So I wouldn't be averse to creating a new, generic, kernel-wide alternative
> to the existing __be32/__le32/etc code. It is an improvement.
> We could conceivably simply switch the existing stuff to use structs, but
> quite a lot of code assumes that cpu_to_foo32(0) == 0 and just does
> open-coded assigments of zero. They'd need fixups.


thanks for answer. I personally do not think this should be applied
before we have better __be32 and friends. Thus, if I can do so, I will
just sit and wait for your decision - whether you include this patch to
-mm or not :-) .

Best regards,
Artem Bityutskiy (Битюцкий Артём)

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