[PATCH] PPC/PPC64: Introduce CPU_HAS_FEATURE() macro

Olof Johansson olof at austin.ibm.com
Sat Feb 5 04:20:41 EST 2005

On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 10:17:48AM +0200, Pekka Enberg wrote:
> Please drop the CPU_FTR_##x macro magic as it makes grepping more
> complicated. If the enum names are too long, just do s/CPU_FTR_/CPU_/g
> or something similar. Also, could you please make this a static inline
> function?

I considered that for a while, but decided against it because:

* cpu-has-feature(cpu-feature-foo) v cpu-has-feature(foo): I picked the
latter for readability.
* Renaming CPU_FTR_<x> -> CPU_<x> makes it less obvious that
it's actually a cpu feature it's describing (i.e. CPU_ALTIVEC vs
* Renaming would clobber the namespace, CPU_* definitions are used in
other places in the tree.
* Can't make it an inline and still use the preprocessor concatenation.

That being said, you do have a point about grepability. However,
personally I'd be more likely to look for CPU_HAS_FEATURE than the
feature itself when reading the code, and would find that easily. The
other way around (finding all uses of a feature) is harder, but the
concatenation macro is right below the bit definitions and easy to spot.


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