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From: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
To: Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com>
Cc: linux-arch <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>,
	Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>,
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	linux-arm-kernel <linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v17 01/14] bitops: Introduce the for_each_set_clump8 macro
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2019 20:54:04 +0200
Message-ID: <CAMuHMdXyyrL4ibKvjMV6r8TuxpmK73=JxsWNEfcRk1NjwsnOjA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191009170917.GG32742@smile.fi.intel.com>

Hi Andy,

On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 7:09 PM Andy Shevchenko
<andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 01:28:08AM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 12:27 AM William Breathitt Gray
> > <vilhelm.gray@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > This macro iterates for each 8-bit group of bits (clump) with set bits,
> > > within a bitmap memory region. For each iteration, "start" is set to the
> > > bit offset of the found clump, while the respective clump value is
> > > stored to the location pointed by "clump". Additionally, the
> > > bitmap_get_value8 and bitmap_set_value8 functions are introduced to
> > > respectively get and set an 8-bit value in a bitmap memory region.
>
> > Why is the return type "unsigned long" where you know
> > it return the 8-bit value ?
>
> Because bitmap API operates on unsigned long type. This is not only
> consistency, but for sake of flexibility in case we would like to introduce
> more calls like clump16 or so.

TBH, that doesn't convince me: those functions explicitly take/return an
8-bit value, and have "8" in their name.  The 8-bit value is never
really related to, retrieved from, or stored in a full "unsigned long"
element of a bitmap, only to/from/in a part (byte) of it.

Following your rationale, all of iowrite{8,16,32,64}*() should take an
"unsigned long" value, too.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                        Geert

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Thread overview: 42+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-09 15:26 [PATCH v17 00/14] " William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:26 ` William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:26 ` [PATCH v17 01/14] bitops: " William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:26   ` William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 16:28   ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-10-09 16:28     ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-10-09 17:02     ` William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 17:09     ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-09 18:54       ` Geert Uytterhoeven [this message]
2019-10-10  2:28         ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-10-10  5:49           ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-10  6:29             ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-10-10  7:41               ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-10  7:49                 ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-10-10  8:07                   ` Andy Shevchenko
2019-10-10  8:21                     ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2019-10-10 13:12                       ` William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27 ` [PATCH v17 02/14] lib/test_bitmap.c: Add for_each_set_clump8 test cases William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27   ` William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27 ` [PATCH v17 03/14] gpio: 104-dio-48e: Utilize for_each_set_clump8 macro William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27 ` [PATCH v17 04/14] gpio: 104-idi-48: " William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27   ` William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27 ` [PATCH v17 05/14] gpio: gpio-mm: " William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27 ` [PATCH v17 06/14] gpio: ws16c48: " William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27 ` [PATCH v17 07/14] gpio: pci-idio-16: " William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27   ` William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27 ` [PATCH v17 08/14] gpio: pcie-idio-24: " William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27   ` William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27 ` [PATCH v17 09/14] gpio: uniphier: " William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27   ` William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 16:33   ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-10-09 16:33     ` Masahiro Yamada
2019-10-09 17:05     ` William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27 ` [PATCH v17 10/14] gpio: 74x164: Utilize the " William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27   ` William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27 ` [PATCH v17 11/14] thermal: intel: intel_soc_dts_iosf: Utilize " William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27 ` [PATCH v17 12/14] gpio: pisosr: Utilize the " William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27   ` William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27 ` [PATCH v17 13/14] gpio: max3191x: " William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27   ` William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27 ` [PATCH v17 14/14] gpio: pca953x: " William Breathitt Gray
2019-10-09 15:27   ` William Breathitt Gray

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