[PATCH 2/6] treewide: remove using list iterator after loop body as a ptr
David.Laight at ACULAB.COM
Tue Mar 1 14:03:52 AEDT 2022
From: Matthew Wilcox
> Sent: 28 February 2022 20:16
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2022 at 12:10:24PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > We can do
> > typeof(pos) pos
> > in the 'for ()' loop, and never use __iter at all.
> > That means that inside the for-loop, we use a _different_ 'pos' than outside.
> Then we can never use -Wshadow ;-( I'd love to be able to turn it on;
> it catches real bugs.
> > +#define list_for_each_entry(pos, head, member) \
> > + for (typeof(pos) pos = list_first_entry(head, typeof(*pos), member); \
> > + !list_entry_is_head(pos, head, member); \
> > pos = list_next_entry(pos, member))
Actually can't you use 'pos' to temporarily hold the address of 'member'.
for (pos = (void *)head; \
pos ? ((pos = (void *)pos - offsetof(member)), 1) : 0; \
pos = (void *)pos->next)
So that 'pos' is NULL if the loop terminates.
No pointers outside structures are generated.
Probably need to kill list_entry_is_head() - or it just checks for NULL.
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