[PATCH] Add generic LE/BE load/store uint type convertors and use them in msgb

Holger Hans Peter Freyther holger at freyther.de
Thu Mar 6 14:55:40 UTC 2014

On Thu, Mar 06, 2014 at 01:13:35PM +0100, ☎ wrote:

> That's why I referenced corresponding standard in the comment. I do not see how
> adding struct will help with remembering parameter names at night - I think it will
> increase code complexity and decrease readability. Besides those are parameters to
> internal-only functions - you are not supposed to work with this code without reading
> corresponding standard beforehand.

Maybe you don't remember but you wil get the order right. Why do you want/
need to export the methods then? :)

> > I was more thinking about what exactly do you want to test? Encode/Decode
> > being compatible with each other? Corner cases? This is very difficult to
> > understand code and I don't see your intend. I wonder/guess that there is
> > a more simple approach to it.
> I'll add more comments to clarify - in general, I do not see better approach for
> serialize/deserialize kind of functions than trying to read/write and compare the
> results.

Max, what do you want to test?

> Would you mind to be more specific? I know that it's linux-kernel style but it would
> greatly help if you spend 3 more seconds to add few words to clarify what exactly
> you're unhappy about - for example in this particular case I've been confused by the
> undescriptive comments from previous email.

	if (foo) {

	and not if (foo)\n{

> Is there some general way to mark function as internal-use only? For example the only
> reason I'm exposing _kasumi* is to be able to use them in test/kasumi_test code.

ANSI C. E.g. in C99 Chapter 7.1.3 Reserved identifiers: "All identifiers that
begin with an underscore and either an uppercase letter or another underscore
are always reserved for any use."

Okay _kasumi is actually fine, __kasumi would not, _KASUMI would be neither.
My take is that it is best to avoid anything close to reserved symbols. :)

> > 
> > these tables were copied from the spec?
> Yes, sure. The test vectors in kasumi_test were taken from the spec as well.

do you want to add another reference?

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