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SubjectRe: [PATCH] staging: r8188eu: replace rtw_netdev_priv define with inline function
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On 8/1/20 12:51 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 01, 2020 at 12:47:07PM +0300, Ivan Safonov wrote:
>> The function guarantees type checking of arguments and return value.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Ivan Safonov <insafonov@gmail.com>
>> ---
>> drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/include/osdep_service.h | 6 ++++--
>> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/include/osdep_service.h b/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/include/osdep_service.h
>> index 31d897f1d21f..e0ccafdea9cd 100644
>> --- a/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/include/osdep_service.h
>> +++ b/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/include/osdep_service.h
>> @@ -71,8 +71,10 @@ struct rtw_netdev_priv_indicator {
>> };
>> struct net_device *rtw_alloc_etherdev_with_old_priv(void *old_priv);
>>
>> -#define rtw_netdev_priv(netdev) \
>> - (((struct rtw_netdev_priv_indicator *)netdev_priv(netdev))->priv)
>> +static inline struct adapter *rtw_netdev_priv(struct net_device *dev)
>> +{
>> + return (((struct rtw_netdev_priv_indicator *)netdev_priv(dev))->priv);
>> +}
>> void rtw_free_netdev(struct net_device *netdev);
>
> Is the cast really needed?

(struct rtw_netdev_priv_indicator *) cast needed for access to '->priv'.

The (struct adapter *) return type is a starting point for simplify
struct adapter *padapter = (struct adapter *)rtw_netdev_priv(dev);
constructions.

>
> And no blank line before the next function prototype?

In v2.

>
> And is this really needed? Type checking is already happening as this
> is a "simple" macro, right?

1. The flexibility of macros is not needed here.
2. The macro silently assigns ->priv to any pointer, while the function
indicates such a compile-time error.

Ivan Safonov.

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