Re: [PATCH v2] LoongArch: Add jump-label implementation

From: WANG Xuerui
Date: Thu May 11 2023 - 06:07:41 EST

On 2023/5/11 15:43, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
On Thu, May 11, 2023 at 09:33:37AM +0800, Youling Tang wrote:

+void arch_jump_label_transform(struct jump_entry *entry,
+ enum jump_label_type type)
+ void *addr = (void *)jump_entry_code(entry);
+ u32 insn;
+ if (type == JUMP_LABEL_JMP)

Please use a switch for dealing with enum-typed values.

Because the current type only has JUMP_LABEL_NOP and JUMP_LABEL_JMP,
using if may be simpler than switch.

IIRC we used an enum with descriptive names instead of a boolean because
true/false just doesn't tell you much.

The whole thing fundamentally is a boolean descision though, either
you write a JMP or a NOP, jump-labels don't have more options.

Ah thanks for the background. My previous suggestion is just kinda generally applicable software engineering best practice, so if the actual enum is unlikely to get >2 variants then it should be fine to keep using "if". Youling, feel free to ignore the piece of comment, and sorry for not doing my archaeology beforehand. :)

WANG "xen0n" Xuerui

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