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SubjectRe: [PATCH V2] sparse: Allow override of sizeof(bool) warning
On 02/27/2014 07:24 AM, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 07:10:25AM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> Keep in mind, too, that for the kernel we don't care about the full
>> C standard but a subset. We rely on extrastandard behavior all over
>> the place. For all ABIs supported by the kernel, sizeof(_Book) == 1
>> and so everything is sane.
>
> Do we have a fairly comprehensive list of what these extrastandard
> requirements / assumptions are? It might be a good idea to have one
> that we can point to, so that (a) people who are trying to define a
> new architecture knows what they need to handle, (b) and so we can
> give a list of things that static code analyzers like smatch and
> coverity and sparse should be able to suppress (perhaps in a Linux
> kernel-only mode).
>

No, but I think we can certainly make a list... a lot of it right now
sits in various people's heads.

Here are a couple:

- Bytes are 8 bits
- Signed integers will be 2's complement
- sizeof char, short, int, long, and long long will be 1, 2, 4, 4, 8 or
1, 2, 4, 8, 8 on 32- and 64-bit processors, respectively.
- sizeof(long) == sizeof(void *)
- NULL is represented by all zero
- Structures will not add padding as long as all the members are
naturally aligned.

Someone want to set up a collaborative document of some kind and collect
more?

-hpa




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