[PATCH 0/10] use safer test on the result of find_first_zero_bit

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Wed Jun 4 03:55:29 PDT 2014

Hi Julia,

On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 11:52 AM, Julia Lawall <julia.lawall at lip6.fr> wrote:
>> Maybe the documented return code should be changed to allow for the
>> existing behaviour.
> Sorry, I'm not sure to understand what you suggest here.


| /**
|  * find_first_zero_bit - find the first cleared bit in a memory region
|  * @addr: The address to start the search at
|  * @size: The maximum number of bits to search
|  *
|  * Returns the bit number of the first cleared bit.
|  * If no bits are zero, returns @size.

"If no bits are zero, returns @size or a number larger than @size."

|  */
| extern unsigned long find_first_zero_bit(const unsigned long *addr,
|                                          unsigned long size);



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