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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 01/12] regmap-irq: Convert bool bitfields to unsigned int
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Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> writes:

> On Fri, 2022-06-24 at 13:11 +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 11:26:10PM +0200, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
>> > On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 11:13 PM Aidan MacDonald
>>
>> > > Use 'unsigned int' for bitfields for consistency with most other
>> > > kernel code.
>>
>> > There is no point to convert the fields you are about to remove.
>>
>> > So, either don't touch them or make this patch closer to the end of the series.
>>
>> It costs us nothing to convert them, this isn't a difficult or hard to
>> understand refactoring - the patch is fine the way it is.
>
> Modulo the defects that might be introduced if an overflow occurs.
>
> struct foo {
> unsigned int a:1;
> bool b:1;
> }
>
> Assign a non-zero int without bit 0 set to each and see if
> a and b differ.

Bool permits implicit pointer-to-bool conversions, so it isn't free
of pitfalls either. Overflow is probably more dangerous in general,
but here there's little chance of pointers or overflow getting involved.
These are const flags that describe properties of the hardware, nothing
should change them once the irq chip is created, and the vast majority
of chips are static const.

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