Re: [PATCH] bluetooth.h: __ variants of u8 and friends are not neccessary inside kernel
From: Pavel Machek
Date: Thu Oct 06 2016 - 03:02:45 EST
On Wed 2016-10-05 15:28:51, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Thu, 2016-10-06 at 00:13 +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > On Wed 2016-10-05 12:15:34, Joe Perches wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2016-10-05 at 21:11 +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > > > On Wed 2016-10-05 10:53:16, Joe Perches wrote:
> > > > > trivia:
> > > > > It's generally faster to use bool instead of u8 foo:1;
> > > > Ok, but I'm not changing that in this patch.
> > > > (And actually, bool will take a lot more memory, right?)
> > > No worries, and bool is the same size as u8.
> > Exactly what I'm talking about :-). One byte vs. one bit, right?
> Memory isn't bit addressable.
> So it's the same byte, it just doesn't use a read/modify/write
> operation to update a value.
I believe you are wrong. bit addressability does not matter, cpu can
definitely get the bit values.
should take 1 byte, where
bool foo, bar, baz;
will take more like 3.
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