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Date:	Fri, 18 May 2007 09:58:25 +0300
From:	Artem Bityutskiy <>
To:	Al Viro <>
CC:	Andrew Morton <>,,, Christoph Hellwig <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ubi: kill homegrown endian macros

Al Viro wrote:
> BTW, you can simply typedef __be16 ubi16_t; etc. and define conversion
> functions as cpu_to_ubi16(x) being (__force ubi16_t)cpu_to_be16(x), etc.
> sparse will do all checks just fine, you still have bitwise operations
> (might or might be not relevant in your case) and for gcc it simply
> becomes __be16, etc - i.e. an integer type.

Err, what is the benefit of it? If we relied on sparce, why not would we be
just using __be16 directly?

Best Regards,
Artem Bityutskiy (Артём Битюцкий)
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