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Date:	Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:24:04 -0800
From:	Joe Perches <>
To:	Frederic Weisbecker <>
Cc:	liguang <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH]cputime: make bool type for steal ticks

On Sat, 2013-01-26 at 01:45 +0100, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > diff --git a/kernel/sched/cputime.c b/kernel/sched/cputime.c
> > @@ -282,7 +282,7 @@ static __always_inline bool steal_account_process_tick(void)
> > -               return st;
> > +               return !!st;
> I would expect gcc to perform the semantic "!!" cast implicitly. I
> just did some basic tests locally and it does.
> I prefer to be paranoid and not do any assumption though, unless I'm
> told gcc always guarantees this correct implicit cast. I'm queuing
> this patch and will send it to Ingo.

It's unnecessary.

"When any scalar value is converted to _Bool, the result is 0
if the value compares equal to 0; otherwise, the result is 1."

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