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SubjectRe: cocci script to convert linux-kernel allocs with BITS_TO_LONGS to bitmap_alloc


On Sat, 10 Jul 2021, Joe Perches wrote:

> On Sat, 2021-07-10 at 21:50 +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:
> > On Fri, 9 Jul 2021, Joe Perches wrote:
> >
> > > Here is a cocci script to convert various types of bitmap allocations
> > > that use BITS_TO_LONGS to the more typical bitmap_alloc functions.
> > >
> > > Perhaps something like it could be added to scripts/coccinelle.
> > > The diff produced by the script is also below.
> > >
> > > $ cat bitmap_allocs.cocci
> > > // typical uses of bitmap allocations
> []
> > > @@
> > > expression val;
> > > expression e1;
> > > expression e2;
> > > @@
> > >
> > > - val = kcalloc(BITS_TO_LONGS(e1), sizeof(*val), e2)
> > > + val = bitmap_zalloc(e1, e2)
> >
> > Is there something that guarantees that val has a type that has a size that
> > is the same as a long?
>
> no, but afaict, all do.

It might be nicer for the val metavariable to be declared as
{long,unsigned long} val;, although that might lose some results if the
type is something else that has the same size. I can check what is the
impact of adding that constraint.

julia

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