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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/22] Introduce little endian bitops
On Friday 15 October 2010, Akinobu Mita wrote:
> This patch series introduces little endian bit operations in asm/bitops.h
> for all architectures and converts ext2 non-atomic and minix bit operation
> to them. it enables to remove ext2 non-atomic and minix bit operations
> from asm/bitops.h. The reason they should be removed from asm/bitops.h
> is as follows:
> For ext2 non-atomic bit operations, they are used for little endian byte order
> bitmap access by some filesystems and modules. But using ext2_*() functions on
> a module other than ext2 filesystem makes someone feel strange.
> For minix bit operations, they are only used by minix filesystem and useless
> by other modules. Because byte order of inode and block bitmap is defferent
> on each architectures.

Very nice work! I already replied on two issues that I think could be improved,
everything else looks good.


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