Re: [PATCH 4/9] ARC: mm: do_page_fault refactor #3: tidyup vma access permission code

From: Vineet Gupta
Date: Thu May 16 2019 - 14:59:59 EST

On 5/16/19 10:44 AM, Alexey Brodkin wrote:
>> On 5/16/19 10:24 AM, Eugeniy Paltsev wrote:
>>>> + unsigned int write = 0, exec = 0, mask;
>>> Probably it's better to use 'bool' type for 'write' and 'exec' as we really use them as a boolean
>> variables.
>> Right those are semantics, but the generated code for "bool" is not ideal - given
>> it is inherently a "char" it is promoted first to an int with an additional EXTB
>> which I really dislike.
>> Guess it is more of a style thing.
> In that sense maybe think about re-definition of "bool" type to 32-bit one
> for entire architecture and get that benefit across the entire source tree?

what bool maps to is driven by the ABI and while not explicit in the ARCv2 ABI
doc, I guess it is byte and hence can't be changed just like that.