Re: [PATCH 3/4] netfilter: ipv4: use preferred kernel types

From: Lucas Tanure
Date: Sat Jan 30 2016 - 09:06:49 EST

On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 11:45 AM, Patrick McHardy <kaber@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 30.01, Lucas Tanure wrote:
>> As suggested by
>> CHECK: Prefer kernel type 'uX' over 'uintX_t'
> You might have noticed we have literally hundreds of them spread over 100
> files in the netfilter code. We'll gradually change them when the code is
> touched anyways.
>> net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_tables.c | 5 ++---
>> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

Yes, I checked that. But would be better to change that now?
- could take years to anyone to touch the code, as the code already
works very well
- be more standardized could facilitate reading the code
- It's a good way to encourage new people to contribute to the code