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SubjectRe: if (a & X || b & ~Y) in dasd.c
On Thu, 8 Nov 2001, Pete Zaitcev wrote:

It looks okay, but it sure is hard to read. I will simplify...

> Carsten and others:
> this code in 2.2.14 looks suspicious to me:
> ./drivers/s390/block/dasd.c:
> /* first of all lets try to find out the appropriate era_action */
> if (stat->flag & DEVSTAT_FLAG_SENSE_AVAIL ||

if (value & MASK ||

> stat->dstat & ~(DEV_STAT_CHN_END | DEV_STAT_DEV_END)) {

another_value & ANOTHER_MASK )

(if ether of these are TRUE)

... etc.
Don't confuse & with &&....

> Are you sure any parenthesises are not needed here?

No, but they sure would help to make the code readable by humans
as well as compilers.

Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (799.53 BogoMips).

I was going to compile a list of innovations that could be
attributed to Microsoft. Once I realized that Ctrl-Alt-Del
was handled in the BIOS, I found that there aren't any.

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