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Date:   Wed, 14 Apr 2021 00:41:27 -0700
From:   Michael Forney <>
Subject: [PATCH 1/2] libext2fs: use statement-expression for container_of only on GNU-compatible compilers

Functionally, the statement-expression is not necessary here; it
just gives a bit of type-safety to make sure the pointer really
does have a compatible type with the specified member of the struct.

When statement expressions are not available, we can just use a
portable fallback macro that skips this member type check.

Signed-off-by: Michael Forney <>
 lib/ext2fs/compiler.h | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/lib/ext2fs/compiler.h b/lib/ext2fs/compiler.h
index 9aa9b4ec..03c35ab8 100644
--- a/lib/ext2fs/compiler.h
+++ b/lib/ext2fs/compiler.h
@@ -14,9 +14,14 @@
 #define offsetof(TYPE, MEMBER) ((size_t) &((TYPE *)0)->MEMBER)
+#ifdef __GNUC__
 #define container_of(ptr, type, member) ({			\
 	const __typeof__( ((type *)0)->member ) *__mptr = (ptr);	\
 	(type *)( (char *)__mptr - offsetof(type,member) );})
+#define container_of(ptr, type, member)				\
+	((type *)((char *)(ptr) - offsetof(type, member)))
 #endif /* _EXT2FS_COMPILER_H */

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