RE: [ANNOUNCE][PATCH 2.6.11 2/3] megaraid_sas: Announcing new mod ule for LSI Logic's SAS based MegaRAID controllers

From: Bodo Eggert
Date: Wed Mar 09 2005 - 12:58:28 EST

Bagalkote, Sreenivas <sreenib@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

>>> . And since this is compile time
>>> system-wide property, I kept it as driver global.
>>that step I don't understand... why is it a global *VARIABLE* if it's
>>compile time system-wide property...
> I see your point! Are you saying I should use if(sizeof(dma_addr_t)==8)
> instead of the shortcut if(is_dma64)? Are you thinking of "const" modifier?
> Please advice.

If using a static const variable produces about the same code a macro does,
the variable is OK. Otherwise you'll have to use a #define in order to avoid
including dead code.
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