Re: [GIT] Sparc

From: Julian Calaby
Date: Thu Nov 05 2015 - 20:05:35 EST

Hi Linus,

On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 11:56 AM, Linus Torvalds
<torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 4:43 PM, Linus Torvalds
> <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Not that this *matters*, but it's a bit odd to have to cast constants
>> to perfectly regular C types.
> Looking around with "git grep", there's a few more of these.
> - btrfs seems to like "(unsigned long)-1"
> There's a few other users of that too, including more sparc uses.
> - scsi/qla seems to like "(unsigned long)<hexnumber>"
> - fmdrv_common.h seems to like "((unsigned long)1<<x)" for bitmaps
> along with a smattering of random noise all over of "(unsigned long)
> n" where 'n' is some integer.
> Apparently people aren't as aware of the normal "ul" postfix syntax as
> I would have expected. That said, it's a hundred-odd cases in all of
> the kernel, so it's still fairly rare.

Maybe this is something the kernel-janitors team should look at? (CC'd)


Julian Calaby

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