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Date:	Fri, 21 Dec 2007 01:46:20 -0800 (PST)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [TCP] IPV6 : Change a divide into a right shift in

From: Eric Dumazet <>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 08:39:24 +0100

> I didnt chose this path, because David was against changing some
> fields from 'int' to 'unsigned'. If you look in other parts of
> networking, we have many >> 1 or >> 2 already there.

I don't remember making this statement, where did I say this?
I'm genuinely curious :-)

But I am indeed against it in cases where the variable is compared
against signed quantities.

I think the shifts are more pretty and more closely match what the
programmer wants to come out of the compiler.  Getting all of these
divides is an awful surprise for me.

I've learned over the years to never explicitly code divides
or multiplies by powers of two and to always use shifts.  As
a result I am never surprised.  In fact I've been burnt every
time I mistakedly didn't use a shift.

Nevertheless, this tcplen arg is always assigned to and used
with unsigned quantities so I'll apply Yoshifuji's version of
the fix.
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