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Date:   Mon, 9 Mar 2020 15:38:17 -0700
From:   Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
To:     Edward Cree <ecree@...arflare.com>
Cc:     Jiri Pirko <jiri@...nulli.us>, <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        <davem@...emloft.net>, <saeedm@...lanox.com>, <leon@...nel.org>,
        <michael.chan@...adcom.com>, <vishal@...lsio.com>,
        <jeffrey.t.kirsher@...el.com>, <idosch@...lanox.com>,
        <aelior@...vell.com>, <peppe.cavallaro@...com>,
        <alexandre.torgue@...com>, <jhs@...atatu.com>,
        <xiyou.wangcong@...il.com>, <pablo@...filter.org>,
        <mlxsw@...lanox.com>
Subject: Re: [patch net-next v4 01/10] flow_offload: Introduce offload of HW
 stats type

On Mon, 9 Mar 2020 22:27:59 +0000 Edward Cree wrote:
> > Driver author can understandably try to simply handle all the values 
> > in a switch statement and be unpleasantly surprised.  
> In my experience, unenumerated enum values of this kind are fully
>  idiomatic C; and a driver author looking at the header file to see
>  what enumeration constants are defined will necessarily see all the
>  calls to BIT() and the bitwise-or construction of _ANY.
> I'm not sure I believe a naïve switch() implementation is an
>  "understandable" error.

Could be my slight exposure to HDLs that makes me strongly averse to
encoding state outside of a enumeration into a value of that type :)

> How about if we also rename the field "hw_stats_types", or squeeze
>  the word "mask" in there somewhere?

That'd make things slightly better.

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