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SubjectRe: [PATCH: 1/1] sh4: avoid spurious gcc warning
On Sun, Jan 22, 2023 at 12:33:41PM +0100, Michael Karcher wrote:
> Am 22.01.2023 um 08:00 schrieb Randy Dunlap:
> > > -#define _INTC_ARRAY(a) a, __same_type(a, NULL) ? 0 : sizeof(a)/sizeof(*a)
> > > +#define _INTC_ARRAY(a) a, sizeof(a)/(_Generic((a), typeof(NULL): 0xFFFFFFFFU, default: sizeof(*a)))
> > s/: / : / in 2 places.
> >
> > Tested-by: Randy Dunlap <> # build-tested
> Thanks for your confirmation! Are you sure about the space before the colon?

No, it should be without those, see various other _Generic uses in
All those are formatted on one line for each case, so for the above macro it
would be
#define _INTC_ARRAY(a) (a), sizeof(a)/(_Generic((a), \
typeof(NULL): -1, \
default: sizeof(*(a)))
or so.
Anyway, two comments:
1) I'd use -1 as that would be after promotion to size_t the largest size_t
unlike 0xFFFFFFFFU; of course, as for the void * case a can't be an array,
any value > sizeof(void*) will do
2) if *a and a is fine (i.e. argument of the macro has to be really simple or
wrapped in ()s, then perhaps (a) as first operand to _Generic isn't needed
either, or use (a) in the two spots (sizeof(a) is of course fine) and

> The colon in this case terminates a case descriptor for the type-level
> switch construction using "_Generic". It says: "In case 'a' has the 'type of
> NULL', divide by 0xFFFFFFFFU, in all other cases, divide by the size of a
> single array element". It's not a colon of the ternary ?: operator, in which
> case I would agree with the space before it.
> If you confirm that you want a space before the colon in this case as well,
> I'm going to add it, though.
> > How far back in gcc versions does this work?
> I tested the support of _Generic on Compiler Explorer at This
> construction is rejected by gcc 4.8, but accepted by gcc 4.9.

Yeah, introduced in gcc 4.9, as I think kernel minimum version is 5.1, that is fine.
And various headers already use _Generic.


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