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Subject[PATCH 1/2] linux/kernel.h: use 'short' to define USHRT_MAX, SHRT_MAX, SHRT_MIN
The log of commit 44f564a4bf6a ("ipc: add definitions of USHORT_MAX
and others") did not explain why it used (s16) and (u16) instead of
(short) and (unsigned short).

Let's use (short) and (unsigned short), which is more sensible, and
more consistent with the other MAX/MIN defines.

As you see in include/uapi/asm-generic/int-ll64.h, s16/u16 are
typedef'ed as signed/unsigned short. So, this commit does not have
a functional change.

Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <>
Cc: Alexey Dobriyan <>
Cc: Zhang Yanmin <>

include/linux/kernel.h | 6 +++---
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/kernel.h b/include/linux/kernel.h
index 8f0e68e..110bac1 100644
--- a/include/linux/kernel.h
+++ b/include/linux/kernel.h
@@ -16,9 +16,9 @@
#include <asm/byteorder.h>
#include <uapi/linux/kernel.h>

-#define USHRT_MAX ((u16)(~0U))
-#define SHRT_MAX ((s16)(USHRT_MAX>>1))
-#define SHRT_MIN ((s16)(-SHRT_MAX - 1))
+#define USHRT_MAX ((unsigned short)(~0U))
+#define SHRT_MAX ((short)(USHRT_MAX>>1))
+#define SHRT_MIN ((short)(-SHRT_MAX - 1))
#define INT_MAX ((int)(~0U>>1))
#define INT_MIN (-INT_MAX - 1)
#define UINT_MAX (~0U)
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