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Re: [REVIEW] Refactor xfs_repair's process_dinode_int

To: David Chinner <dgc@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [REVIEW] Refactor xfs_repair's process_dinode_int
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 06:32:35 +0000
Cc: Timothy Shimmin <tes@xxxxxxx>, Barry Naujok <bnaujok@xxxxxxx>, Chandan Talukdar <chandan@xxxxxxxxx>, "xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx" <xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 03:59:43PM +1100, David Chinner wrote:
> As a result the kernel does not have endian types for single
> byte variables (ie. there's __be16, __be32, __be64 but not __be8),
> nor are there cpu_to_be8 or be8_to_cpu conversion functions.
> Hence the lack of them in the XFS code ;)
> 
> > I guess you might consider that you are letting people know
> > that we need to endian convert this value in general and
> > that if we change the code in the future it might be needed...
> 
> Well, that should be obvious when changing the structure
> that has lots of __beX types in already....

Actually enabling sparse checking for endianess annotations is still on
my todo list.  I started this project a while ago but failed when the
cgcc wrapper had some problems interacting with libtool.  I'll see how
to get that resolved.


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