Commit 1a7809e3 authored by Linus Torvalds's avatar Linus Torvalds Committed by Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
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ide: re-code ide_fixstring() loop to be less evil



On Friday 25 July 2008, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 25 Jul 2008, Ben Dooks wrote:
> > 
> > personally, i would much prefer to see the loop being less evil
> > like:
> > 
> > 	for (p = s; p < end; p += 2)
> > 		be16_to_cpus((u16 *)p);
> 
> Well, in this case, the code actually depends on 'p' being back at the 
> start of the buffer by the end of it all, so it would need some more 
> changes than that. 
> 
> But yes, I applied David's patch, but I _also_ suspect that we would be 
> better off without code that does horrid things like casts and assignments 
> inside the function arguments.
> 
> So it would be nice to re-code that loop to be more readable. But due to 
> the reliance of 'p' being 's' after the loop, the minimal patch would be 
> something like the appended.
> 
> Bartlomiej - take this or not, I'm not going to commit it - I haven't 
> tested it, nor do I even have any machines that would trigger it. So this 
> is more a "maybe something like this" than anything else.

From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
CC: Ben Dooks <ben-linux@fluff.org>
Cc: David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Cc: harvey.harrison@gmail.com
Signed-off-by: default avatarBartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@gmail.com>
parent 3c619ffd
......@@ -423,14 +423,16 @@ void ide_fix_driveid(u16 *id)
void ide_fixstring (u8 *s, const int bytecount, const int byteswap)
{
u8 *p = s, *end = &s[bytecount & ~1]; /* bytecount must be even */
u8 *p, *end = &s[bytecount & ~1]; /* bytecount must be even */
if (byteswap) {
/* convert from big-endian to host byte order */
for (p = end ; p != s;)
be16_to_cpus((u16 *)(p -= 2));
for (p = s ; p != end ; p += 2)
be16_to_cpus((u16 *) p);
}
/* strip leading blanks */
p = s;
while (s != end && *s == ' ')
++s;
/* compress internal blanks and strip trailing blanks */
......
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