Re: [RESEND PATCH 0/2] Make functions of dev_<level> macros, recursivevsnprintf

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Sat Mar 06 2010 - 18:47:10 EST

On Sat, 6 Mar 2010, Joe Perches wrote:
> I believe 32 bits isn't possible.
> type:6
> flags:8
> width:8
> base:6
> precision:6
> qualifier:8

type: 5
flags: 7
width: 5 (make it 6 bits and signed)
base: 5
precision: 5 (make it 6 bits, and signed)
qualifier: 3

Now, admittedly, right now 'qualifier' really has to be 8, but that's just
because we use an ASCII character for it. But I don't think there are more
than 8 actual legal qualifiers. And 'base' could be just 2 bits, since
there are only a couple of legal bases, but I left room for them all

And the other really should fit in those numbers unchanged, I think.

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