Re: [PATCH] flex_array: add helpers to get and put to make pointerseasy to use

From: David Rientjes
Date: Tue Aug 03 2010 - 18:43:57 EST

On Tue, 3 Aug 2010, Eric Paris wrote:

> > > Getting and putting arrays of pointers with flex arrays is a PITA. You
> > > have to remember to pass &ptr to the _put and you have to do weird and
> > > wacky casting to get the ptr back from the _get. Add two functions
> > > flex_array_get_ptr() and flex_array_put_ptr() to handle all of the magic.
> > >
> >
> > There's no code currently in the tree that uses the flex array interface,
> > so is this something that you've encountered in practice or only by
> > inspection? If it's the former, is that code on its way for 2.6.36?
> I did decide to use flex_arrays on code intended for .36

Great, a user! I'm hoping that more people will adopt this interface but
I can't think of anything that could currently be converted. Maybe we can
find opportunities in patches as they're proposed to the list.

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