[PATCH 01/17] bitfield: Add non-constant field_{prep,get}() helpers

Johannes Berg johannes at sipsolutions.net
Tue Nov 23 03:32:43 AEDT 2021

On Mon, 2021-11-22 at 16:53 +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> The existing FIELD_{GET,PREP}() macros are limited to compile-time
> constants.  However, it is very common to prepare or extract bitfield
> elements where the bitfield mask is not a compile-time constant.

I'm not sure it's really a good idea to add a third API here?

We have the upper-case (constant) versions, and already

Also, you're using __ffs(), which doesn't work for 64-bit on 32-bit
architectures (afaict), so that seems a bit awkward.

Maybe we can make {u32,...}_get_bits() be doing compile-time only checks
if it is indeed a constant? The __field_overflow() usage is already only
done if __builtin_constant_p(v), so I guess we can do the same with


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