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SubjectRe: [BUG] Bad #define, nonportable C, missing {}
vda wrote in http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=100687040003540&w=2:
> On Monday 26 November 2001 18:28, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > > MODINC(x,y) (x = (x % y) + 1)
> > >
> > > drivers/message/i2o/i2o_config.c:#define MODINC(x,y) (x = x++ % y)
> > >
> > > Alan, can you clarify what this macro is doing?
> > > What about making it less confusing?
> >
> > Nothing to do with me 8). I didnt write that bit of the i2o code. I agree
> > its both confusing and buggy. Send a fix ?
>
> This is a test to be sure my replacement is equivalent:
> --------------------
> #include <stdio.h>
> #define MODINC(x,y) (x = x++ % y)
> #define MODULO_INC(x,y) ((x) = ((x)%(y))+1)
> ...

If they really are equivalent, you have certainly found a bug.

Examining the code in i2o_config.c, it is expected that the q_in argument
ranges from 0 to I2O_EVT_Q_LEN-1, but the result of MODINC can never
be 0, and may equal I2O_EVT_Q_LEN, overindexing the array member
event_q and clobbering all the remaining members (including q_in).

The correct fix appears to be

#define MODULO_INC(x,y) ((x) = ((x)+1)%(y))

Nathan Myers
ncm at cantrip dot org
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