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Date:	Mon, 7 Feb 2011 12:08:18 +0900
From:	Akinobu Mita <>
To:	Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
Cc:,,, Paul Mackerras <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH -mm 2/6] powerpc: convert little-endian bitops macros to
 static inline functions

2011/2/7 Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>:
> On Thu, 2011-01-27 at 22:56 +0900, Akinobu Mita wrote:
>> (This patch is intended to be folded into the patch in -mm:
>> powerpc-introduce-little-endian-bitops.patch)
>> The little-endian bitops on powerpc are written as preprocessor
>> macros with the cast to "unsigned long *".
>> This means that even non-pointers will be accepted without an error, and
>> that is a Very Bad Thing.
>> This converts the little-endian bitops macros to static inline functions
>> with proper prototypes.
> No objection to the powerpc variant of the patches. What is the status
> with the wholes series tho ? Does it looks like its going to be
> accepted ? Do you expect my Ack and will merge the whole thing at once ?

The whole series now seems acceptable since I fixed two issues
that Linus found annoying. (the naming and the change of prototype)

Please give your ack if it is OK.

I should have fixed them quickly so that the series went upstream
in the last merge windows. But I couldn't because I spent some time
fixing and compile testing for a bisection hole.

> Does it break bisection unless it's merged as one single giant patch ?

I think there is no known problem that breaks bisectability by
this patch series.
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