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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] ext4: use little-endian bitops directly
On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 08:49:43AM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> On 2011-05-30, at 7:49 AM, Akinobu Mita <akinobu.mita@gmail.com> wrote:
> > s/ext4_set_bit/__test_and_set_bit_le/
> > s/ext4_clear_bit/__test_and_clear_bit_le/
> > s/ext4_test_bit/test_bit_le/
> > s/ext4_find_first_zero_bit/find_first_zero_bit_le/
> > s/ext4_find_next_zero_bit/find_next_zero_bit_le/
> > s/ext4_find_next_bit/find_next_bit_le/
>
> I'm not souch in favor of making this change. One reason is the need
> for inconsistent test_bit_le() vs __test_and_set_bit_le()
> functions. I think this will make it more difficult to get the
> correct bit operations (I for one do not know the difference between
> the normal and __ versions without looking each time).

More to the point, what's the benefit of making this change?

- Ted


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