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SubjectRe: [PATCH V2] include: linux: Regularise the use of FIELD_SIZEOF macro
Hi Andrew,

>
> On Tue, 11 Jun 2019 15:00:10 -0600 Andreas Dilger <adilger@dilger.ca> wrote:
>
> > >> to FIELD_SIZEOF
> > >
> > > As Alexey has pointed out, C structs and unions don't have fields -
> > > they have members. So this is an opportunity to switch everything to
> > > a new member_sizeof().
> > >
> > > What do people think of that and how does this impact the patch footprint?
> >
> > I did a check, and FIELD_SIZEOF() is used about 350x, while sizeof_field()
> > is about 30x, and SIZEOF_FIELD() is only about 5x.
>
> Erk. Sorry, I should have grepped.
>
> > That said, I'm much more in favour of "sizeof_field()" or "sizeof_member()"
> > than FIELD_SIZEOF(). Not only does that better match "offsetof()", with
> > which it is closely related, but is also closer to the original "sizeof()".
> >
> > Since this is a rather trivial change, it can be split into a number of
> > patches to get approval/landing via subsystem maintainers, and there is no
> > huge urgency to remove the original macros until the users are gone. It
> > would make sense to remove SIZEOF_FIELD() and sizeof_field() quickly so
> > they don't gain more users, and the remaining FIELD_SIZEOF() users can be
> > whittled away as the patches come through the maintainer trees.
>
> In that case I'd say let's live with FIELD_SIZEOF() and remove
> sizeof_field() and SIZEOF_FIELD().
>
> I'm a bit surprised that the FIELD_SIZEOF() definition ends up in
> stddef.h rather than in kernel.h where such things are normally
> defined. Why is that?

Thanks for pointing out this, I was not aware if this is a convention.
Anyway, I'll keep FIELD_SIZEOF definition in kernel.h in next version.

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