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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 3/9] bitops: Introduce a more generic BITMASK macro
On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 07:59:09PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:59:09 -0700
> From: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>
> To: "Chen, Gong" <gong.chen@linux.intel.com>
> Cc: tony.luck@intel.com, bp@alien8.de, naveen.n.rao@linux.vnet.ibm.com,
> m.chehab@samsung.com, arozansk@redhat.com, linux-acpi@vger.kernel.org,
> linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Thomas Winischhofer
> <thomas@winischhofer.net>, Jean-Christophe Plagniol-Villard
> <plagnioj@jcrosoft.com>, Tomi Valkeinen <tomi.valkeinen@ti.com>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 3/9] bitops: Introduce a more generic BITMASK macro
> X-Mailer: Evolution 3.6.4-0ubuntu1
>
> On Wed, 2013-10-16 at 10:56 -0400, Chen, Gong wrote:
> > GENMASK is used to create a contiguous bitmask([hi:lo]). It is
> > implemented twice in current kernel. One is in EDAC driver, the other
> > is in SiS/XGI FB driver. Move it to a more generic place for other
> > usage.
> []
> > diff --git a/include/linux/bitops.h b/include/linux/bitops.h
> []
> > @@ -10,6 +10,14 @@
> > #define BITS_TO_LONGS(nr) DIV_ROUND_UP(nr, BITS_PER_BYTE * sizeof(long))
> > #endif
> >
> > +/*
> > + * Create a contiguous bitmask starting at bit position @l and ending at
> > + * position @h. For example
> > + * GENMASK_ULL(39, 21) gives us the 64bit vector 0x000000ffffe00000.
>
> ull
>
> > + */
> > +#define GENMASK(h, l) (((U32_C(1) << ((h) - (l) + 1)) - 1) << (l))
> > +#define GENMASK_ULL(h, l) (((U64_C(1) << ((h) - (l) + 1)) - 1) << (l))
>
>
> Maybe add a
>
> BUILD_BUG_ON(__builtin_constant_p(l) && __builtin_constant_p(h) && \
> (h) < (l))
>
No, if so, users can't use variables for this macro.
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