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From: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@mindspring.com>
To: kernel-janitors@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [KJ] memory zeroing macros
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 09:32:11 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0702110430060.8580@CPE00045a9c397f-CM001225dbafb6> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0702101731480.6852@CPE00045a9c397f-CM001225dbafb6>

On Sun, 11 Feb 2007, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 11, 2007 at 03:55:26AM -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > On Sun, 11 Feb 2007, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> >
> > > On Sat, Feb 10, 2007 at 05:32:10PM -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > > >
> > > >   i've put some ideas in the wiki:
> > > >
> > > > http://fsdev.net/wiki/index.php?title=Memory_zeroing_macros
> > >
> > > Sheesh... No way in hell such macroses are going to be accepted.
> >
> > i didn't think so, but at the very least, we can probably
> > standardize on memzero(), yes?
>
> No! If anything we can put bzero() back but adding second idiom for
> clearing memory may be not worth it.

sure, i have nothing against bzero().  but, obviously, the basic
question, is it worth having a shortcut for zeroing a chunk of memory
rather than calling memset() all the time?  enough developers seem to
think so given the number of redefinitions of "memzero()".

or maybe this really is just not worth the effort.  who knows?

rday

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-02-11  9:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-10 22:32 Robert P. J. Day
2007-02-10 23:42 ` Alexey Dobriyan
2007-02-11  8:55 ` Robert P. J. Day
2007-02-11  9:24 ` Alexey Dobriyan
2007-02-11  9:32 ` Robert P. J. Day [this message]
2007-02-11 20:34 ` burns.ethan
2007-02-11 21:33 ` Greg KH
2007-02-12  1:51 ` Srdjan Todorovic
2007-02-12  4:43 ` Greg KH
2007-02-12  5:28 ` Richard Knutsson
2007-02-12  8:59 ` Robert P. J. Day

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