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Date:   Tue, 16 Feb 2021 08:03:56 +0200
From:   Leon Romanovsky <leon@...nel.org>
To:     Xie He <xie.he.0141@...il.com>
Cc:     "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Linux X25 <linux-x25@...r.kernel.org>,
        Linux Kernel Network Developers <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Martin Schiller <ms@....tdt.de>,
        Krzysztof Halasa <khc@...waw.pl>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next RFC v3] net: hdlc_x25: Queue outgoing LAPB frames

On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 11:08:02AM -0800, Xie He wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 10:54 AM Leon Romanovsky <leon@...nel.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 09:23:32AM -0800, Xie He wrote:
> > > On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 1:25 AM Leon Romanovsky <leon@...nel.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > +     /* When transmitting data:
> > > > > +      * first we'll remove a pseudo header of 1 byte,
> > > > > +      * then the LAPB module will prepend an LAPB header of at most 3 bytes.
> > > > > +      */
> > > > > +     dev->needed_headroom = 3 - 1;
> > > >
> > > > 3 - 1 = 2
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Actually this is intentional. It makes the numbers more meaningful.
> > >
> > > The compiler should automatically generate the "2" so there would be
> > > no runtime penalty.
> >
> > If you want it intentional, write it in the comment.
> >
> > /* When transmitting data, we will need extra 2 bytes headroom,
> >  * which are 3 bytes of LAPB header minus one byte of pseudo header.
> >  */
> >  dev->needed_headroom = 2;
>
> I think this is unnecessary. The current comment already explains the
> meaning of the "1" and the "3". There's no need for a reader of this
> code to understand what a "2" is. That is the job of the compiler, not
> the human reader.

It is not related to compiler/human format. If you need to write "3 - 1"
to make it easy for users, it means that your comment above is not
full/correct/e.t.c.

Thanks

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