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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] bswap.h: Rename ldl_p, stl_p, etc to ldl_he_p,

From: Richard Henderson
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] bswap.h: Rename ldl_p, stl_p, etc to ldl_he_p, stl_he_p, etc
Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 11:22:05 -0700
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On 05/15/2014 11:13 AM, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On 2 May 2014 19:48, Richard Henderson <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 05/02/2014 10:32 AM, Peter Maydell wrote:
>>> We have an unfortunate naming clash between the functions
>>> ldl_p, stl_p, etc defined in bswap.h (which have semantics
>>> "load/store in host endianness") and the #defines of the same
>>> name in cpu-all.h (which have the semantics "load/store in
>>> target endianness").
>>> Fortunately it turns out that the only users of the bswap.h
>>> functions are all within bswap.h itself, so we can simply
>>> rename them to include a _he_ infix for "host endianness".
>>> Signed-off-by: Peter Maydell <address@hidden>
>>> ---
>>> Frankly I'm surprised that the only users of these functions
>>> are the ones within bswap.h itself, but it's a lucky escape
>>> from having to audit an enormous pile of code...
>>> We had talked about changing the "target-endian" accessors
>>> to be ldl_te_p &c, but given the uses aren't tangled together
>>> as I feared they would be, I'm not sure we can justify the
>>> global function rename.
>> I'm surprised too, but... good news, I guess.
>> Reviewed-by: Richard Henderson <address@hidden>
> Anybody care to suggest a submaintainer tree this should
> go in via?

Trivial?  Ha, ha, only serious.


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