Re: [PATCH 5/6] fix warning on test_ti_thread_flag()

From: Akinobu Mita <mita_at_miraclelinux.com>
Date: 2006-01-26 14:50:04
On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 12:02:21PM -0800, Chen, Kenneth W wrote:
> Geert Uytterhoeven wrote on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 9:19 AM
> > > I don't think you need to change the flags size.
> > 
> > Passing a pointer to a 32-bit entity to a function that takes a
> > pointer to a 64-bit entity is a classical endianness bug. So it's
> > better to change it, before people copy the code to a big endian
> > platform.
> 
> Well, x86-64 and linux-ia64 both use little endian.  I don't
> understand why you are barking at us with big endian issue.
> 

I can fix this without changing the flags size for those architectures.

1. Introduce *_le_bit() bit operations which takes void *addr
   (already I have these functions in the scope of
    HAVE_ARCH_EXT2_NON_ATOMIC_BITOPS in my patch)

2. Change flags to __u8 flags[4] or __u8 flags[8] for each architectures.

3. Use *_le_bit() in include/linux/thread_info.h

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