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SubjectRe: + unaligned-introduce-common-header.patch added to -mm tree
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On Wed, 2008-11-19 at 09:21 +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Nov 2008, akpm@linux-foundation.org wrote:
> > Subject: unaligned: introduce common header
> > From: Harvey Harrison <harvey.harrison@gmail.com>
> >
> > There are two common cases in the kernel, one where unaligned access is OK
> > for an arch and one where the arch uses a packed-struct for the native
> > endianness and opencoded C byteshifting for the other endianness.
> > Consolidate these two implementations in asm-generic/unaligned.h
> >
> > Arches that require no special handling of unaligned access can define
> > _UNALIGNED_ACCESS_OK in their asm/unaligned.h before including the generic
> > version.
> >
> > +static inline void __put_le32_noalign(u8 *p, u32 val)
> > +{
> > + __put_le16_noalign(p + 2, val >> 16);
> > + __put_le16_noalign(p, val);
>
> Isn't it more logical to reverse the order, to store in increasing memory
> locations:
>
> __put_le16_noalign(p, val);
> __put_le16_noalign(p + 2, val >> 16);
>

All of the byteshifting versions were cribbed from the ARM implementation.

I'm not sure if there was a particular reason for doing it in this order, but
a lot of work seems to have gone in to minimize register usage.

See include/asm-arm/unaligned.h circa 2.6.25.

Harvey



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