Russell King <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Horst von Brand writes:
> > Philip Blundell <Philip.Blundell@pobox.com> said:
> > > Here's a handful of patches for areas of the kernel that assume
> > > `char' is a signed type. It was generated against 2.3.99-pre3 but it
> > > seems to apply cleanly against -pre5 as well.
> > Are you sure this is really needed? On a machine with native unsigned char
> > this might be a sizeable performance impact for each use.
> I think you've misunderstood the patch. The problem is that:
> char wibble = -1;
> if (wibble == -1)
> printk("wibble is -1\n");
> printk("wibble is not -1\n");
> will always print "wibble is not -1" on a native unsigned char machine.
Another solution would be to write:
if (wibble == (char) -1)
This won't force signedness upon each access to wibble, and should work
-- Horst von Brand email@example.com Casilla 9G, Viņa del Mar, Chile +56 32 672616
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