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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] bitops: Introduce assign_bit()
On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:27:31AM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:30:50AM +0200, Lukas Wunner wrote:
> > diff --git a/include/linux/bitops.h b/include/linux/bitops.h
> > index a83c822c35c2..097af36887c0 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/bitops.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/bitops.h
> > @@ -226,6 +226,30 @@ static inline unsigned long __ffs64(u64 word)
> > return __ffs((unsigned long)word);
> > }
> >
> > +/**
> > + * assign_bit - Assign value to a bit in memory
> > + * @value: the value to assign
> > + * @nr: the bit to set
> > + * @addr: the address to start counting from
> > + */
> > +static __always_inline void assign_bit(bool value, long nr,
> > + volatile unsigned long *addr)
> > +{
> > + if (value)
> > + set_bit(nr, addr);
> > + else
> > + clear_bit(nr, addr);
> > +}
> > +
> > +static __always_inline void __assign_bit(bool value, long nr,
> > + volatile unsigned long *addr)
> > +{
> > + if (value)
> > + __set_bit(nr, addr);
> > + else
> > + __clear_bit(nr, addr);
> > +}
> > +
>
> I dislike the argument order, in C you naturally write: dst = src. So I
> would have expected:
>
> assign_bit(nr, addr, val);
>
> but we have quite a few of these backwards functions in the kernel (like
> most of the atomic_t family) and I didn't check to see if the existing
> bitops are part of that 'tradition'.

The functions in include/linux/bitmap.h do follow the dst-then-src
pattern. I carried over the argument order from Bart's function
to minimize the impact on the md subsystem, but will be happy to
respin with the order you're suggesting. Will wait a bit though
to see if there are further comments.

Thanks,

Lukas

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