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Date:   Tue, 5 Oct 2021 20:01:59 +0200
From:   Rasmus Villemoes <linux@...musvillemoes.dk>
To:     Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Cc:     Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        Josh Triplett <josh@...htriplett.org>,
        Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com>,
        Lai Jiangshan <jiangshanlai@...il.com>,
        Joel Fernandes <joel@...lfernandes.org>,
        Pablo Neira Ayuso <pablo@...filter.org>,
        Jozsef Kadlecsik <kadlec@...filter.org>,
        Florian Westphal <fw@...len.de>,
        David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Hideaki YOSHIFUJI <yoshfuji@...ux-ipv6.org>,
        David Ahern <dsahern@...nel.org>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>, rcu@...r.kernel.org,
        netfilter-devel@...r.kernel.org, coreteam@...filter.org,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH] rcu: Use typeof(p) instead of typeof(*p) *

On 05/10/2021 15.47, Steven Rostedt wrote:

> That is, instead of declaring: typeof(*p) *_p; just do:
>  typeof(p) _p;
> 
> Also had to update a lot of the function pointer initialization in the
> networking code, as a function address must be passed as an argument in
> RCU_INIT_POINTER() 

I would think that one could avoid that churn by saying

  typeof((p) + 0)

instead of just "typeof(p)", to force the decay to a pointer.

Rasmus

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