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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] types: use fixed width types without double-underscore prefix
On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 03:59:01PM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> 2018-05-16 15:26 GMT+09:00 Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>:
> > On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 10:07:50AM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> >> Hi Andrew,
> >>
> >> 2018-05-16 7:59 GMT+09:00 Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>:
> >> > On Tue, 15 May 2018 11:22:05 +0900 Masahiro Yamada <yamada.masahiro@socionext.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> This header file is not exported. It is safe to reference types
> >> >> without double-underscore prefix.
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> > It may be safe to do this, but why is it desirable?
> >>
> >>
> >> It is shorter. That's all.
> >> If it is a noise commit, please feel free to drop it.
> >>
> >>
> >> BTW, a large amount of kernel-space code
> >> uses underscore-prefixed types.
> >
> > Sometimes it can/should do that.
>
> I agree that UAPI headers must do that.
>
> If you mean "it should even for non-exported code",
> I have no idea why.
>
>
>
> >> I wonder if we could check it by checkpatch.pl or something...
> >
> > You do understand the difference between the two types and why/when they
> > are needed, right? I don't think checkpatch.pl can determine if data is
> > coming from userspace or not very easily to make this a simple perl
> > script check :(
>
>
> I am getting puzzled...
>
> It sounds like you are talking about __user or __kernel.
> If so, it is a matter of sparse tool
> but I believe it is a different topic.
>
>
> If I understand correctly,
> using 'u32' is safe outside of 'include/uapi/' and
> arch/$(SRCARCH)/include/uapi/
>
> Why can't a simple script do that?
>
> Am I missing something?

I think we are talking past each other here :)

__ types are for when the variable crosses the user/kernel boundry,
that's all. ioctl structures are one such example, as are some of these
specific userspace-facing types that you are changing here.

We have loads of ioctl structures that are _not_ in uapi/ which is a
totally different problem that I know some people are looking at fixing
up, so a checkpatch.pl rule would not be good here.

There's also places where data comes in from hardware that use the __
types, but those are usually a bit more rare.

thanks,

greg k-h

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