Re: [PATCH] nfs: fix a couple of minor portability issues

From: Boaz Harrosh
Date: Thu Aug 11 2011 - 14:28:28 EST

On 08/11/2011 06:26 AM, Chris Metcalf wrote:
> You can't use a cast with do_div() or you get errors about non-lvalues.
> And the context here is that we want the remainder, not the divided result,
> so we'd need a temporary variable anyway if we were going to use a routine
> from math64.h, presumably div_u64_rem(). But that's just an inline wrapper
> around do_div() anyway, so it's no more efficient, and not obviously any
> less "cluttered" in the source code here. The original code author (who
> I'm adding belatedly to this email) may have a stronger opinion.
> I'm not the author or maintainer of this code, I just want it to compile
> without warning on 32-bit architectures :-)

Still, if you fix it do it properly by using, as you said, div_u64_rem().
It's what needs to be used with u64 types.

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