Re: [PATCH 04/14] lib/vsprintf.c: expand field_width to 24 bits

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Mon Nov 23 2015 - 18:19:42 EST

On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 10:29:21PM +0100, Rasmus Villemoes wrote:
> Maurizio Lombardi reported a problem [1] with the %pb extension: It
> doesn't work for sufficiently large bitmaps, since the size is stashed
> in the field_width field of the struct printf_spec, which is currently
> an s16. Concretely, this manifested itself in
> /sys/bus/pseudo/drivers/scsi_debug/map being empty, since the bitmap
> printer got a size of 0, which is the 16 bit truncation of the actual
> bitmap size.
> We do want to keep struct printf_spec at 8 bytes so that it can
> cheaply be passed by value. The qualifier field is only used for
> internal bookkeeping in format_decode, so we might as well use a local
> variable for that. This gives us an additional 8 bits, which we can
> then use for the field width.
> To stay in 8 bytes, we need to do a little rearranging and make the
> type member a bitfield as well. For consistency, change all the
> members to bit fields. gcc doesn't generate much worse code with these
> changes (in fact, bloat-o-meter says we save 300 bytes - which I think
> is a little surprising).
> I didn't find a BUILD_BUG/compiletime_assertion/... which would work
> outside function context, so for now I just open-coded it.
> [1]
> Reported-by: Maurizio Lombardi <mlombard@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Joe Perches <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Rasmus Villemoes <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj@xxxxxxxxxx>


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