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

Jakub Kicinski kuba at kernel.org
Tue Nov 23 12:17:39 AEDT 2021

On Mon, 22 Nov 2021 17:32:43 +0100 Johannes Berg wrote:
> 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
> {u32,...}_get_bits()/etc.
> 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
> __bad_mask()?

Either that or add decomposition macros. Are compilers still really bad
at passing small structs by value?

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