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From: Florian Weimer <fweimer@redhat.com>
To: "Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)" <alx.manpages@gmail.com>
Cc: Zack Weinberg <zackw@panix.com>,
	Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>,
	Alexei Starovoitov <alexei.starovoitov@gmail.com>,
	"Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>,
	linux-man <linux-man@vger.kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	glibc <libc-alpha@sourceware.org>, GCC <gcc-patches@gcc.gnu.org>,
	bpf <bpf@vger.kernel.org>, Joseph Myers <joseph@codesourcery.com>,
	David Laight <David.Laight@aculab.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC v2] bpf.2: Use standard types and attributes
Date: Tue, 04 May 2021 21:45:31 +0200
Message-ID: <87r1imgu5g.fsf@oldenburg.str.redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <6740a229-842e-b368-86eb-defc786b3658@gmail.com> (Alejandro Colomar's message of "Tue, 4 May 2021 20:54:07 +0200")

* Alejandro Colomar:

> The thing is, in all of those threads, the only reasons to avoid
> <stdint.h> types in the kernel (at least, the only explicitly
> mentioned ones) are (a bit simplified, but this is the general idea of
> those threads):
>
> * Possibly breaking something in such a big automated change.
> * Namespace collision with userspace (the C standard allows defining
>   uint32_t for nefarious purposes as long as you don't include
>  <stdint.h>.   POSIX prohibits that, though)
> * Uglier

__u64 can't be formatted with %llu on all architectures.  That's not
true for uint64_t, where you have to use %lu on some architectures to
avoid compiler warnings (and technically undefined behavior).  There are
preprocessor macros to get the expected format specifiers, but they are
clunky.  I don't know if the problem applies to uint32_t.  It does
happen with size_t and ptrdiff_t on 32-bit targets (both vary between
int and long).

Thanks,
Florian


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Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20210423230609.13519-1-alx.manpages@gmail.com>
2021-04-23 23:20 ` [RFC] " Alexei Starovoitov
2021-04-24 17:56   ` Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)
2021-04-25 16:52     ` Alexei Starovoitov
2021-04-25 19:12       ` Zack Weinberg
2021-04-24 20:43   ` David Laight
2021-04-25 19:16     ` Zack Weinberg
2021-04-25 21:09       ` David Laight
2021-05-04 11:05 ` [RFC v2] " Alejandro Colomar
2021-05-04 14:12   ` Alexei Starovoitov
2021-05-04 14:24     ` Greg KH
2021-05-04 15:53       ` Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)
2021-05-04 16:06         ` Greg KH
2021-05-04 18:37           ` Zack Weinberg
2021-05-04 18:54             ` Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)
2021-05-04 19:45               ` Florian Weimer [this message]
2021-05-04 19:59                 ` Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)
2021-05-05  8:23                 ` David Laight
2021-05-05 22:22                   ` Joseph Myers
2021-05-04 20:06               ` Daniel Borkmann
2021-05-04 20:16                 ` Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)
2021-05-04 20:33                 ` Zack Weinberg
2021-05-04 21:23                   ` Alexei Starovoitov
2021-05-15 19:01               ` [PATCH v3] " Alejandro Colomar
2021-05-16  9:16                 ` Alejandro Colomar (man-pages)
2021-05-17 18:56                   ` Daniel Borkmann
2021-05-21 11:12                     ` Alejandro Colomar
2021-05-04 16:08         ` [RFC v2] " Daniel Borkmann

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