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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next v6 01/23] asm: simd context helper API
On 28 September 2018 at 15:47, Jason A. Donenfeld <Jason@zx2c4.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 10:49 AM Ard Biesheuvel
> <ard.biesheuvel@linaro.org> wrote:
>> >> +typedef enum {
>> >> + HAVE_NO_SIMD = 1 << 0,
>> >> + HAVE_FULL_SIMD = 1 << 1,
>> >> + HAVE_SIMD_IN_USE = 1 << 31
>> >> +} simd_context_t;
>> >> +
>>
>> Oh, and another thing (and I'm surprised checkpatch.pl didn't complain
>> about it): the use of typedef in new code is strongly discouraged.
>> This policy predates my involvement, so perhaps Joe can elaborate on
>> the rationale?
>
> In case it matters, the motivation for making this a typedef is I
> could imagine this at some point turning into a more complicated
> struct on certain platforms and that would make refactoring easier. I
> could just make it `struct simd_context` now with 1 member though...

Yes that makes sense

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