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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] ext4: use little-endian bitops directly
2011/5/31 Ted Ts'o <>:
> On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 08:49:43AM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote:
>> On 2011-05-30, at 7:49 AM, Akinobu Mita <> 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?

The main purpose is patch 2/2 that replaces __test_and_{set,clear}_bit_le()
with __{set,clear}_bit_le(). But there is no ext4_*_bit() macros for
__{set,clear}_bit_le(). So I convert to use *_bit_le() directly in this
patch instead of introducing another ext4_*_bit() macros.

I don't insist on removing these macros for this purpose against the
developper's will. There is an alternative suggestion that changes
ext4_*_bit() macros like below.

#define ext4_test_and_set_bit __test_and_set_bit_le
#define ext4_set_bit __set_bit_le
#define ext4_set_bit_atomic ext2_set_bit_atomic
#define ext4_test_and_clear_bit __test_and_clear_bit_le
#define ext4_clear_bit __clear_bit_le
#define ext4_clear_bit_atomic ext2_clear_bit_atomic
#define ext4_test_bit test_bit_le
#define ext4_find_first_zero_bit find_first_zero_bit_le
#define ext4_find_next_zero_bit find_next_zero_bit_le
#define ext4_find_next_bit find_next_bit_le

By this chage, ext4_test_and_{set,clear}_bit are added and
ext4_{set,clear}_bit are changed.

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