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SubjectRe: abs() vs. abs64() (was: Re: [PATCH] fbdev: fix nearest mode search)
On Fri, 19 Nov 2010 23:28:23 +0100
Michal Januszewski <michalj@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 02:07:21PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Thu, 18 Nov 2010 07:40:19 +0100
> > Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org> wrote:
>
> > > > 'c' will end up with a value of 0xffffffff instead of the expected 0x1.
> > >
> > > This happens on 64-bit only, right?
>
> Absolutely, I should have mentioned it in the patch description.
>
> > How does this look?
> >
> > [..]
> >
> > Reported-by: Michal Januszewski <michalj@gmail.com>
> > Cc: Rolf Eike Beer <eike-kernel@sf-tec.de
> > Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> > ---
> >
> > include/linux/kernel.h | 13 ++++++++++---
> > 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff -puN include/linux/kernel.h~include-linux-kernelh-abs-fix-handling-of-32-bit-unsigneds-on-64-bit include/linux/kernel.h
> > --- a/include/linux/kernel.h~include-linux-kernelh-abs-fix-handling-of-32-bit-unsigneds-on-64-bit
> > +++ a/include/linux/kernel.h
> > @@ -143,9 +143,16 @@ extern int _cond_resched(void);
> >
> > #define might_sleep_if(cond) do { if (cond) might_sleep(); } while (0)
> >
> > -#define abs(x) ({ \
> > - long __x = (x); \
> > - (__x < 0) ? -__x : __x; \
> > +#define abs(x) ({ \
> > + long ret; \
> > + if (sizeof(x) == sizeof(long)) { \
> > + long __x = (x); \
> > + ret = (__x < 0) ? -__x : __x; \
> > + } else { \
> > + int __x = (x); \
> > + ret = (__x < 0) ? -__x : __x; \
> > + } \
> > + ret; \
> > })
> >
> > #define abs64(x) ({ \
> > _
>
> Looks good to me. I posted essentially the same thing some 3 months ago
> (http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=128033094822201&w=2) but it then
> failed to get any traction. At any rate, I like your version better as
> it seems more readable.
>

I spose we should document it. Does this look complete and accurate?

--- a/include/linux/kernel.h~include-linux-kernelh-abs-fix-handling-of-32-bit-unsigneds-on-64-bit-fix
+++ a/include/linux/kernel.h
@@ -143,6 +143,13 @@ extern int _cond_resched(void);

#define might_sleep_if(cond) do { if (cond) might_sleep(); } while (0)

+/*
+ * abs() handles unsigned and signed longs, ints, shorts and chars. For long
+ * types it returns a signed long. For int, short and char types it returns a
+ * signed int.
+ * abs() should not be used for 64-bit types (s64, u64, long long) - use abs64()
+ * for those.
+ */
#define abs(x) ({ \
long ret; \
if (sizeof(x) == sizeof(long)) { \
_


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