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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] bitfields API
On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 09:40:47PM +0300, Pekka Enberg wrote:
> Hi Alexey,
> Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 08:32:23PM +0200, Vegard Nossum wrote:
>>> How do you feel about this patch? It's all about making kmemcheck more
>>> useful... and not much else. Does it have any chance of entering the
>>> kernel along with kmemcheck (when/if that happens)?
>> DEFINE_BITFIELD is horrible.
> Heh, heh, one alternative is to have a kmemcheck_memset() thingy that
> unconditionally zeroes bit fields and maybe is a no-op when kmemcheck is
> disabled.

This sounds as if this might cause bugs to disappear when debugging gets
turned on?

Or do I miss anything?



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"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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