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Date:	Mon, 02 Nov 2009 10:16:38 -0800
From:	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:	William Allen Simpson <william.allen.simpson@...il.com>
Cc:	Linux Kernel Network Developers <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	Ilpo Järvinen <ilpo.jarvinen@...sinki.fi>,
	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [net-next-2.6 PATCH v4 3/3] TCPCT part 1c: initial SYN
 exchange with SYNACK data

On Mon, 2009-11-02 at 13:10 -0500, William Allen Simpson wrote:
> Another style question:
> 
> +struct tcp_extend_values {
> +	u8				cookie_bakery[TCP_COOKIE_MAX];
> +	u8				cookie_plus;
> +	u8				cookie_in_always:1,
> +					cookie_out_never:1;
> +};
> +
> +static inline struct tcp_extend_values *tcp_xv(const struct request_values *rvp)
> +{
> +	return (struct tcp_extend_values *)rvp;
> +}
> 
> Some examples have "struct request_values" as the first element, others
> don't.  I started with it, and then removed it (as essentially nil).
> 
> Is there a preference?

I don't know, but I do have a bias against casting
const to non-const.

cheers, Joe



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