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Date:   Wed, 16 Dec 2020 16:00:10 +0100
From:   Petr Mladek <pmladek@...e.com>
To:     Richard Fitzgerald <rf@...nsource.cirrus.com>
Cc:     rostedt@...dmis.org, sergey.senozhatsky@...il.com,
        shuah@...nel.org, patches@...nsource.cirrus.com,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-kselftest@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/4] lib: test_scanf: Add tests for sscanf number
 conversion

On Tue 2020-12-15 14:26:53, Richard Fitzgerald wrote:
> 
> 
> On 09/12/2020 14:15, Petr Mladek wrote:
> > On Mon 2020-11-30 14:57:58, Richard Fitzgerald wrote:
> > > Adds test_sscanf to test various number conversion cases, as
> > > number conversion was previously broken.
> > > 
> > > This also tests the simple_strtoxxx() functions exported from
> > > vsprintf.c.
> > 
> > It is impressive.
> > 
> > Honestly, I do not feel to be expert on testing and mathematics.
> > I am not sure how comprehensive the test is. Also I am not
> > sure what experts would say about the tricks with random
> > numbers.
> > 
> > Anyway, this is much more than what I have expected. And it checks
> > great number of variants and corner cases.
> > 
> > I suggest only one small change, see below.
> > 
> > > --- /dev/null
> > > +++ b/lib/test_scanf.c
> > > +#define test_one_number(T, gen_fmt, scan_fmt, val, fn)			\
> > > +do {									\
> > > +	const T expect_val = (T)(val);					\
> > > +	T result = ~expect_val; /* should be overwritten */		\
> > 
> > If I get it correctly, this is supposed to initialize the temporary
> > variable with a value that is different from the expected value.
> > It will cause test failure when it is not updated by vsscanf().
> > 
> > It does not work for zero value. A better solution might be to add
> 
> That's a ~, not a -
> ~0 = 0xFFFFFFFF
> ~-1 = 0

I see. This works well.

I am sorry for the noise. Sigh, I think that I need stronger glasses
or use a monitor. I am not able to distinguish the two characeters
without staring closely on the laptop screen. I wish I was able to
work from the office again.

Best Regards,
Petr

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