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Date:	Sun, 23 Mar 2008 14:59:40 +0100
From:	Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>
To:	Harvey Harrison <harvey.harrison@...il.com>
Cc:	Al Viro <viro@...IV.linux.org.uk>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	linux-netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] kernel: add byteorder macros with alignment fixups

On Thu 2008-03-20 12:22:33, Harvey Harrison wrote:
> Create linux/unaligned.h to hold a common pattern in the kernel:
> 
> le32_to_cpu(get_unaligned((__le32 *)x));
> 
> Repeat for various combinations of le/be and 64/32/16 bit.  Add
> a variant that operates on possibly unaligned pointers to
> byteorder/generic.h
> 
> Signed-off-by: Harvey Harrison <harvey.harrison@...il.com>
> ---
> Now the indirect include of asm/unaligned is opt-in when places
> add the linux/unaligned header.
> 
>  include/linux/unaligned.h |   42 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  1 files changed, 42 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/include/linux/unaligned.h b/include/linux/unaligned.h
> new file mode 100644
> index 0000000..7d8fddc
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/include/linux/unaligned.h
> @@ -0,0 +1,42 @@
> +#ifndef _LINUX_UNALIGNED_H_
> +#define _LINUX_UNALIGNED_H_
> +
> +#include <linux/types.h>
> +#include <asm/byteorder.h>
> +#include <asm/unaligned.h>
> +
> +#ifdef __KERNEL__
> +
> +static inline u64 le64_to_cpu_unaligned(void *p)
> +{
> +	return __le64_to_cpu(get_unaligned((__le64 *)p));
> +}

Why the cast? Should le64_to_cpu() take __le64 * parameter, so that normal
typechecking still works?
							Pavel
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