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Date:	Thu, 6 Nov 2008 17:09:54 -0500
From:	Theodore Tso <>
To:	"Aneesh Kumar K.V" <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH -V3 1/9] ext4: sparse fixes

On Fri, Nov 07, 2008 at 12:19:26AM +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
>  #define EXT4_HAS_COMPAT_FEATURE(sb,mask)			\
> -	(EXT4_SB(sb)->s_es->s_feature_compat & cpu_to_le32(mask))
> +	(le32_to_cpu(EXT4_SB(sb)->s_es->s_feature_compat) & mask)
>  #define EXT4_HAS_RO_COMPAT_FEATURE(sb,mask)			\
> -	(EXT4_SB(sb)->s_es->s_feature_ro_compat & cpu_to_le32(mask))
> +	(le32_to_cpu(EXT4_SB(sb)->s_es->s_feature_ro_compat) & mask)
>  #define EXT4_HAS_INCOMPAT_FEATURE(sb,mask)			\
> -	(EXT4_SB(sb)->s_es->s_feature_incompat & cpu_to_le32(mask))
> +	(le32_to_cpu(EXT4_SB(sb)->s_es->s_feature_incompat) & mask)

This is going to force a byte-swap instruction on every single
big-endian system out there, which could potentially be costly, or at
least undeed given that all of the times that these functions are
called, the result gets used only as a booelan.

Can we shut up sparse by using a explicit cast to an unsigned int?

       	       	      	       	 	  - Ted
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