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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.20-rc1] ib_verbs: Use explicit if-else statements to avoid errors with do-while macros
On Thu, 14 Dec 2006 06:56:24 +0000
Al Viro <viro@ftp.linux.org.uk> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 06:44:30AM +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 13, 2006 at 10:10:05PM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> > > At least on PPC, the "op ? op : dma" construct causes a compile failure
> > > because the dma_* is a do{}while(0) macro.
> > >
> > > This turns all of them into proper if/else to avoid this problem.
> >
> > NAK.
> >
> > Proper fix is to kill stupid do { } while (0) mess. It's supposed
> > to behave like a function returning void, so it should be ((void)0).
>
> BTW, even though the original patch is already merged, I think that
> we ought to get rid of do-while in such stubs, exactly to avoid such
> problems in the future. Probably even add to CodingStyle - it's not
> the first time such crap happens.
>
> IOW, do ; while(0) / do { } while (0) is not a proper way to do a macro
> that imitates a function returning void.
>
> Objections?

Would prefer static inline void foo(args){} when possible - for the arg
typechecking and arg existence checking and unused variable warnings.

I end up having to do rather a lot of things like this:

--- a/mm/vmalloc.c~virtual-memmap-on-sparsemem-v3-map-and-unmap-fix-2
+++ a/mm/vmalloc.c
@@ -929,6 +929,6 @@ int unmap_generic_kernel(unsigned long a
if (err)
break;
} while (pgd++, addr = next, addr != end);
- flush_tlb_kernel_range((unsigned long)start_addr, end_addr);
+ flush_tlb_kernel_range(addr, addr);
return err;
}

and this:


@@ -85,12 +84,24 @@ extern void vm_events_fold_cpu(int cpu);
#else

/* Disable counters */
-#define get_cpu_vm_events(e) 0L
-#define count_vm_event(e) do { } while (0)
-#define count_vm_events(e,d) do { } while (0)
-#define __count_vm_event(e) do { } while (0)
-#define __count_vm_events(e,d) do { } while (0)
-#define vm_events_fold_cpu(x) do { } while (0)
+static inline void count_vm_event(enum vm_event_item item)
+{
+}
+static inline void count_vm_events(enum vm_event_item item, long delta)
+{
+}
+static inline void __count_vm_event(enum vm_event_item item)
+{
+}
+static inline void __count_vm_events(enum vm_event_item item, long delta)
+{
+}
+static inline void all_vm_events(unsigned long *ret)
+{
+}
+static inline void vm_events_fold_cpu(int cpu)
+{
+}
because of these problems.

Plus macros are putrid.
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