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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 3/9] bitops: Introduce a more generic BITMASK macro
On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 01:32:30AM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Thu, 2013-10-17 at 03:38 -0400, Chen Gong wrote:
> > the point is we can use GENMASK like GENMASK(end_bit, start_bit) but
> > we don't know the value of end_bit/start_bit at compile-time.
>
> True.
>
> The BUILD_BUG_ON idea is just to avoid people using
> GENMASK(1, 2)

They'll notice the 0 pretty quickly when they test their code.

Let's add those checks only when it is really necessary and people have
actually made that mistake repeatedly.

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