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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] Add C99-style constructor macros for specific-sized integers
Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 04:09:51PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> first place. C99 has macros of the form [U]INT#_C() to construct
>> numbers of an arbitrary size; this patch creates analogous macros for
>> the kernel s# and u# types.
>
> Why put this in asm/types.h instead of, say, linux/types.h?
>

Because that's where the s* and u* types are defined.

Realistically, those probably could/should be folded into a pair of
asm-generic files (for 32 and 64 bits), but that is a separate change.

> I appreciate you have:
>
>> +#define S64_C(x) x ## L
>> +#define U64_C(x) x ## UL
>
> and:
>
>> +#define S64_C(x) x ## LL
>> +#define U64_C(x) x ## ULL
>
> but can't we use the latter for all arches?
>

You really don't want to, as the whole point is that you want it to
match what u64/s64 is defined as, in order to avoid spurious warnings.

-hpa


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