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Subject[PATCH 01/10] lib: introduce common method to convert hex digits
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hex_to_bin() is a little method which converts hex digit to its actual value.
There are plenty of places where such functionality is needed.

Signed-off-by: Andy Shevchenko <ext-andriy.shevchenko@nokia.com>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
---
include/linux/kernel.h | 2 ++
lib/hexdump.c | 19 +++++++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
diff --git a/include/linux/kernel.h b/include/linux/kernel.h
index 9365227..2077cd1 100644
--- a/include/linux/kernel.h
+++ b/include/linux/kernel.h
@@ -372,6 +372,8 @@ static inline char *pack_hex_byte(char *buf, u8 byte)
return buf;
}

+extern int hex_to_bin(char ch);
+
#ifndef pr_fmt
#define pr_fmt(fmt) fmt
#endif
diff --git a/lib/hexdump.c b/lib/hexdump.c
index 39af256..d79b166 100644
--- a/lib/hexdump.c
+++ b/lib/hexdump.c
@@ -16,6 +16,25 @@ const char hex_asc[] = "0123456789abcdef";
EXPORT_SYMBOL(hex_asc);

/**
+ * hex_to_bin - convert a hex digit to its real value
+ * @ch: ascii character represents hex digit
+ *
+ * hex_to_bin() converts one hex digit to its actual value or -1 in case of bad
+ * input.
+ */
+int hex_to_bin(char ch)
+{
+ if ((ch >= 'a') && (ch <= 'f'))
+ return ch - 'a' + 10;
+ if ((ch >= '0') && (ch <= '9'))
+ return ch - '0';
+ if ((ch >= 'A') && (ch <= 'F'))
+ return ch - 'A' + 10;
+ return -1;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(hex_to_bin);
+
+/**
* hex_dump_to_buffer - convert a blob of data to "hex ASCII" in memory
* @buf: data blob to dump
* @len: number of bytes in the @buf
--
1.6.3.3


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