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SubjectRe: [RFC] lib: crc8: add new library module providing crc8
>> Thanks. However, your code example is confusing.

>>> You can fill in a CRC table for an arbitrary polynomial with
>>>
>>> #define POLY 0xAB /* 1 + x^2 + x^4 + x^6 + x^7 (+ x^8) */
>>> typedef uint8_t crc_type; /* Must be an unsigned type */
>>>
>>> void
>>> crc_le(crc_type const table[256], crc_type crc, u8 const *buf, size_t len)
>>> {
>>> while (len--)
>>> crc = (crc>> 8) ^ table[(crc ^ *buf++)& 0xff];
>
>> Here is where my confusion starts. Shifting crc by 8 bits basically
>> means 0 ^ table[], right?

> I think I understand the code a bit better. Your code is generic for any
> given crc_type.

Yes, exactly. The crc_type has to be at least as wide as the CRC
being computed. If the crc_type is only 8 bits, the shift by 8 does
indeed get optimized away.


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