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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 1/6] kenrel.h: add ALIGN_OF_LAST_BIT()
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On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 2:32 PM, Michal Nazarewicz <mina86@mina86.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Mar 2012 11:21:19 +0100, Lai Jiangshan <laijs@cn.fujitsu.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Get the biggest 2**y that x % (2**y) == 0 for the align value.

>> --- a/include/linux/kernel.h
>> +++ b/include/linux/kernel.h
>> @@ -44,6 +44,8 @@
>>  #define PTR_ALIGN(p, a)                ((typeof(p))ALIGN((unsigned
>> long)(p), (a)))
>>  #define IS_ALIGNED(x, a)               (((x) & ((typeof(x))(a) - 1)) ==
>> 0)
>> +#define ALIGN_OF_LAST_BIT(x)   ((((x)^((x) - 1))>>1) + 1)
>
>
> Wouldn't ALIGNMENT() be less confusing? After all, that's what this macro is
> calculating, right? Alignment of given address.

Bits do not have alignment because they aren't directly addressable.
Can you hardcode this sequence with comment, because it looks too
special for macro.
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