[lkml]   [2008]   [Aug]   [28]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] bitfields API
Adrian Bunk wrote:
>> 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?

Yeah, I suppose. The problem doing that unconditionally is that it
increases kernel text slightly on some architectures (e.g. sparc).
However, as long as you use the KMEMCHECK_BIT_FIELD annotation only in
places that give you false positives, it's we should be safe.


 \ /
  Last update: 2008-08-28 23:01    [W:0.044 / U:8.976 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site