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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] f2fs: use flexible array for f2fs_checkpoint::sit_nat_version_bitmap
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On 2018/1/4 4:12, Jaegeuk Kim wrote:
> On 01/03, Chao Yu wrote:
>> If we need an array with variable size in the end of structure, we
>> can utilize flexible array feature which is supported in C99, so
>> let's change sit_nat_version_bitmap[] to flexible array in struct
>> f2fs_checkpoint for readability.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Chao Yu <yuchao0@huawei.com>
>> ---
>> fs/f2fs/f2fs.h | 4 ++--
>> include/linux/f2fs_fs.h | 2 +-
>> 2 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/fs/f2fs/f2fs.h b/fs/f2fs/f2fs.h
>> index 83d1f697388b..ad19d29688ae 100644
>> --- a/fs/f2fs/f2fs.h
>> +++ b/fs/f2fs/f2fs.h
>> @@ -1719,13 +1719,13 @@ static inline void *__bitmap_ptr(struct f2fs_sb_info *sbi, int flag)
>>
>> if (__cp_payload(sbi) > 0) {
>> if (flag == NAT_BITMAP)
>> - return &ckpt->sit_nat_version_bitmap;
>> + return ckpt->sit_nat_version_bitmap;
>> else
>> return (unsigned char *)ckpt + F2FS_BLKSIZE;
>> } else {
>> offset = (flag == NAT_BITMAP) ?
>> le32_to_cpu(ckpt->sit_ver_bitmap_bytesize) : 0;
>> - return &ckpt->sit_nat_version_bitmap + offset;
>> + return ckpt->sit_nat_version_bitmap + offset;
>> }
>> }
>>
>> diff --git a/include/linux/f2fs_fs.h b/include/linux/f2fs_fs.h
>> index 43e98d30d2df..564f65fc192f 100644
>> --- a/include/linux/f2fs_fs.h
>> +++ b/include/linux/f2fs_fs.h
>> @@ -157,7 +157,7 @@ struct f2fs_checkpoint {
>> unsigned char alloc_type[MAX_ACTIVE_LOGS];
>>
>> /* SIT and NAT version bitmap */
>> - unsigned char sit_nat_version_bitmap[1];
>> + unsigned char sit_nat_version_bitmap[];
>
> I cannot find any benefit to do this. Moreover, it just makes the header

I intend to change both kernel and tools, sorry, I didn't send out the
patch on tools. Anyway, I think it could be used to avoid checkpoint
structure size calculation by "sizeof(struct checkpoint) - 1", with the
patch, readability can be improved. Right?

Thanks,

> structure be different from the one in f2fs-tools.
>
>> } __packed;
>>
>> /*
>> --
>> 2.15.0.55.gc2ece9dc4de6
>
> .
>

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