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SubjectRe: [PATCHv2-next 3/3] serial_core: Remove unused member in uart_port
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On Tue, 2020-01-14 at 18:56 +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 05:47:33PM +0000, Dmitry Safonov wrote:
> > On 1/14/20 5:36 PM, Joe Perches wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2020-01-14 at 17:19 +0000, Dmitry Safonov wrote:
> > > > It should remove the align-padding before @name.
> > > []
> > > > diff --git a/include/linux/serial_core.h b/include/linux/serial_core.h
> > > []
> > > > @@ -247,7 +247,6 @@ struct uart_port {
> > > >
> > > > unsigned char hub6; /* this should be in the 8250 driver */
> > > > unsigned char suspended;
> > > > - unsigned char unused;
> > >
> > > I suggest this not be applied as this is just to let
> > > readers know that there is an unused 1 byte alignment
> > > hole here that could be used for something else.
> >
> > Heh, 2/3 adds another `unsigned char`, so the neighbours look like:
> >
> > : unsigned long sysrq; /* sysrq timeout */
> > : unsigned int sysrq_ch; /* char for sysrq */
> > : unsigned char has_sysrq;
> > : unsigned char sysrq_seq; /* index in sysrq_toggle_seq */
> > :
> > : unsigned char hub6; /* this should be in the 8250 driver */
> > : unsigned char suspended;
> > : unsigned char unused;
> > : const char *name; /* port name */
> >
> > So the hole became 4 bytes on 64-bit.

Ah, perhaps the commit message could state that
there is no longer an alignment hole instead.

cheers, Joe


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