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Date:	Mon, 3 Jun 2013 13:14:39 +0300
From:	Andy Shevchenko <>
To:	Chen Gang <>
Cc:, Pravin Shelar <>,, David Miller <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	"" <>,
	netdev <>,
	Ben Hutchings <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] include/linux/skbuff.h: using '0xffff' instead of '~0U'

On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 12:23 PM, Chen Gang <> wrote:
> On 06/01/2013 05:05 AM, Andy Shevchenko wrote:

>> Why not "(u16)~0" ?
> We'd better to give a meaningful name to it just like Ben said.

Yeah, you could give a name, though I don't see this needs for
constants like (u16)~0. It's a usual way to mark some values
Just an example from kernel:

        /* This is limited by 16 bit "slot" numbers,
         * and by available on-disk context storage.
         * Also (u16)~0 is special (denotes a "free" extent).

With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko
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