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Date:   Thu, 21 Dec 2017 04:14:37 -0800
From:   Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>
To:     Wei Wang <wei.w.wang@...el.com>
Cc:     Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@...ove.SAKURA.ne.jp>,
        "virtio-dev@...ts.oasis-open.org" <virtio-dev@...ts.oasis-open.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH v20 0/7] Virtio-balloon Enhancement

On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 10:49:44AM +0800, Wei Wang wrote:
> On 12/21/2017 01:10 AM, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> One more question is about the return value, why would it be ambiguous? I
> think it is the same as find_next_bit() which returns the found bit or size
> if not found.

Because find_next_bit doesn't reasonably support a bitmap which is
ULONG_MAX in size.  The point of XBitmap is to support a bitmap which
is ULONG_MAX in size, so every possible return value is a legitimate
"we found a bit here".  There's no value which can possibly be used for
"no bit was found".

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