Re: [PATCH v1 3/6] driver: Google EFI SMI

From: Mike Waychison
Date: Thu Jan 27 2011 - 14:23:35 EST

On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 2:43 AM, Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I understand that type widths change in a compat setting.  So what?
>> Code in each environment is written to it's own namespace anyhow.
> So you ned up with a pile of extra crap in the kernel to handle 32bit
> userspace on 64bit and the like. If instead the structs are carefully
> laid out this doesn't occur.
>> Here's what *I* think *you* think about __u32 vs u32 vs uint32_t.
>> Correct me if I'm totally off-base here:
> And the __aligned_ ones for things like u64 in ioctls and structs...
> It's also a style and consistency thing, its trivialto use the same style
> as the rest of the kernel, it's trivial to tweak and it helps keep
> coherency of style, even if you are sitting at the keyboard mumbling
> "bunch of morons if you ask me" while doing it ;)

I'm always mumbling and cursing at my desk :p

I've already changed the series to not use C99 types. I understand
the value in style consistency :)

I'm still trying to understand if there is any actual technical merit
to avoid standard types though, of which there doesn't seem to be any.

Anyhow, I've attached a patch that fixes the style documentation.

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