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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] dlm: sparse endian annotations
    On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 23:12 +0100, Al Viro wrote:
    > On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 02:43:41PM -0700, Harvey Harrison wrote:
    > > On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 22:38 +0100, Al Viro wrote:
    > > > On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 01:16:07PM -0700, Harvey Harrison wrote:
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > NAK on ones below. You are only hiding the warnings; ...s() is not making
    > > > it any better.
    > > >
    > >
    > > I'd suggest that any use of {endian}s() points to code that should be
    > > looked at. But if you'd also rather have the warnings, so be it.
    > Frankly, I would rather have the rest of byteswaps in dlm eliminated...

    I am curious though, in the general case of taking stuff off the wire
    and doing work on it in-place. Would you suggest two structs for things
    like this, one in cpu-order and one with the endian annotations, then
    the one place where you receive can do appropriate endian conversion
    using a pointer to a wire-endian struct and the rest of the code just
    uses the cpu-endian struct everywhere?

    Just a general design question.

    In the DLM case, these util functions are only used in 1-2 places each
    so it wouldn't be too bad to fold them into the receive/send paths, but
    you still need to byteswap somewhere, just curious what you are


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