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From: Joe Perches <joe@perches.com>
To: "Gustavo A. R. Silva" <garsilva@embeddedor.com>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Alan Cox <gnomes@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>,
	the arch/x86 maintainers <x86@kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86/syscalls: Mark expected switch fall-throughs
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:07:36 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1511917656.19952.52.camel@perches.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20171128143714.Horde.2uPOfQfKWjP7aGfH2w0lflN@gator4166.hostgator.com>

On Tue, 2017-11-28 at 14:37 -0600, Gustavo A. R. Silva wrote:
> Quoting Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>:
> 
> > On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM, Alan Cox  
> > <gnomes@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
> > > 
> > > The notation in question has been standard in tools like lint since the
> > > end of the 1970s
> > 
> > Yes.
> > 
> > That said, maybe one option would be to annotate the "case:" and
> > "default:" statements if that makes people happier.
> > 
> > IOW, we could do something like
> > 
> >     #define fallthrough __atttibute__((fallthrough))
> > 
> > and then write
> > 
> >     fallthrough case 1:
> >         ...
> > 
> > which while absolutely not traditional, might look and read a bit more
> > logical to people. I mean, it literally _is_ a "fallthrough case", so
> > it makes semantic sense.
> > 
> 
> This is elegant. The thing is that this makes it appear as if there is  
> an unconditional fall through.
> 
> It is not uncommon to have multiple break statements in the same case  
> block and to fall through also.

My preferred syntax would be to use __fallthrough or fallthrough
in the same manner as break;

	switch (foo) {
	case bar:
		bar();
		fallthrough;
	case baz:
		baz();
		break;
	default;
		qux();
		exit(1);
	}

  reply	other threads:[~2017-11-29  1:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-11-27 23:52 Gustavo A. R. Silva
2017-11-28 13:49 ` Thomas Gleixner
2017-11-28 18:05   ` Gustavo A. R. Silva
2017-11-28 18:10     ` Thomas Gleixner
2017-11-28 18:17       ` Thomas Gleixner
2017-11-28 18:22         ` Gustavo A. R. Silva
2017-11-28 18:27           ` Thomas Gleixner
2017-11-28 18:35             ` Thomas Gleixner
2017-11-28 18:45               ` Thomas Gleixner
2017-11-28 18:53                 ` Gustavo A. R. Silva
2017-11-28 19:48                   ` Thomas Gleixner
2017-11-28 19:00               ` Alan Cox
2017-11-28 19:10                 ` Linus Torvalds
2017-11-28 19:59                   ` Joe Perches
2017-11-28 20:08                   ` Thomas Gleixner
2017-11-28 20:34                     ` Kees Cook
2017-11-28 20:37                   ` Gustavo A. R. Silva
2017-11-29  1:07                     ` Joe Perches [this message]
2017-11-29  8:20                       ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2017-11-28 20:11                 ` Thomas Gleixner
2017-11-28 20:25                   ` Gustavo A. R. Silva
2017-11-28 21:25                     ` Thomas Gleixner
2017-11-29 15:10                       ` Gustavo A. R. Silva
2017-11-29 15:14                         ` Thomas Gleixner
2017-11-30  0:21                           ` Kees Cook
2019-01-29 23:56 Gustavo A. R. Silva
2019-01-30  0:14 ` Thomas Gleixner

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