Re: [PATCH 1/5] KVM: change API for requests to match bit operations
From: Cornelia Huck
Date: Fri Feb 17 2017 - 04:55:09 EST
On Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:49:35 +0100
Andrew Jones <drjones@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 10:30:14AM +0100, Cornelia Huck wrote:
> > On Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:04:45 +0100
> > Radim KrÄmÃÅ <rkrcmar@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > +static inline void kvm_request_set(unsigned req, struct kvm_vcpu *vcpu)
> > Should we make req unsigned long as well, so that it matches the bit
> > api even more?
> The bitops API is inconsistent among architectures; some are int, some
> are unsigned int, some are unsigned long, and x86 is long. If we want
> to be consistent with something, then, IMO, we should be consistent with
> asm-generic/bitops, which is int, but actually unsigned makes more sense
> to me...
Inconsistent interfaces are great :/
Having (any) unsigned value makes the most sense to me as well.