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Date:	Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:37:25 -0700
From:	Maciej Żenczykowski <maze@...gle.com>
To:	David Laight <David.Laight@...lab.com>
Cc:	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] net: pfifo_fast - use ffs(x)-1 instead of array lookup

but a 16-bit constant will be better than a 32-bit one on 16-bit platforms

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 9:55 AM, David Laight <David.Laight@...lab.com> wrote:
>
>> > +   /* For i in 0..7 returns {-1, 0, 1, 0, 2, 0, 1, 0}[i] */
>> > +   return ((26468 >> (i+i)) & 3) - 1;
>>
>> That expression doesn't seem quite right to me ...
>>       return (int)(0x12131210 >> (i * 4)) & 3) - 1;
>> probably does what is wanted.
>
> Hmmm... I'm going blind - I read that as 'i+1' not 'i+i'.
> But using 'i * 4' and putting the constant in base 16
> make the code rather less obscure.
>
>        David
>
>



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