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SubjectRe: abs() vs. abs64() (was: Re: [PATCH] fbdev: fix nearest mode search)
On Fri, 19 Nov 2010 15:04:11 -0800
Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> > 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)) { \

Well that was a load of bollocks. 2nd attempt:

--- 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 +143,12 @@ 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 all
+ * input types abs() returns a signed long.
+ * 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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