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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] lib: add __sysfs_match_string_with_gaps() helper
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On Mon, 2019-05-06 at 17:46 +0300, andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com wrote:
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> On Mon, May 06, 2019 at 04:45:43PM +0300, Alexandru Ardelean wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 5:27 PM andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com
> > <andriy.shevchenko@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 12:29:11PM +0300, Alexandru Ardelean wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hmm, I actually did not give much thought to that -1.
> > > > I'll check into this and see about a V3.
> > > > It may make more sense to just fix the original
> > > > `__sysfs_match_string()`, but I'll need to go through the users of
> > > > this function and see.
> > >
> > > I was thinking about existing users of such (with "gaps") cases.
> > > Not all of them have NULL there and would like to avoid some members.
> > > Though, I think that we may ignore NULL items if -1 is supplied.
> > >
> > > Think as well about ARRAY_SIZE() as given to that.
> > >
> >
> > I am a bit vague on what you are proposing.
> > Is it:
> >
> > a) Leave __sysfs_match_string() as-is and introduce a new
> > `__sysfs_match_string_with_gaps()` helper/variant ?
> > b) Fix __sysfs_match_string() to break/exit on the first NULL, only if
> > -1 is provided ?
> >
> > Either is fine, but I wanted to clarify.
>
> The current logic something like "-1 to go till first NULL" and
> ARRAY_SIZE() in
> *some* cases is basically the synonym to above.
>
> What I meant is to check if there is *any* case where ARRAY_SIZE()
> behaves in
> the same way as -1. Those cases should be fixed accordingly.
>
> Otherwise, the b) is what would be preferred according to the discussion.
>

Ack.

I sent a series.
I guess this is the noisiest I've ever been.
And I feel a bit bad/guilty [for generating that much noise], but I'll
probably grab a beer later to treat it.

I'll probably learn something from this.
Guilt-tripped experiences are pretty learnful.

Thanks
Alex

> > > And consider to fix match_string() accordingly.
>
> --
> With Best Regards,
> Andy Shevchenko
>
>
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