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From: Segher Boessenkool <>
To: Christophe Leroy <>
Cc: Salah Triki <>,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] replace if with min
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 12:04:22 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 06:12:05PM +0200, Christophe Leroy wrote:
> Salah Triki <> a écrit :
> >Replace if with min in order to make code more clean.

> >--- a/drivers/crypto/nx/nx-842.c
> >+++ b/drivers/crypto/nx/nx-842.c
> >@@ -134,8 +134,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(nx842_crypto_exit);
> > static void check_constraints(struct nx842_constraints *c)
> > {
> > 	/* limit maximum, to always have enough bounce buffer to decompress 
> > 	*/
> >-	if (c->maximum > BOUNCE_BUFFER_SIZE)
> >-		c->maximum = BOUNCE_BUFFER_SIZE;
> >+	c->maximum = min(c->maximum, BOUNCE_BUFFER_SIZE);
> For me the code is less clear with this change, and in addition it  
> slightly changes the behaviour. Before, the write was done only when  
> the value was changing. Now you rewrite the value always, even when it  
> doesn't change.

In both cases the compiler can decide to either write it more often than
strictly needed, depending on what it thinks best (and it usually has
better estimates than the programmer).  The behaviour is identical (and
the generated machine code is as well, in my testing).

The field name "maximum" is not the best choice, which makes the code
read a bit funny ("the min of max"), but the comment makes things pretty


      reply	other threads:[~2021-07-19 18:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-12 20:45 Salah Triki
2021-07-19 16:12 ` Christophe Leroy
2021-07-19 17:04   ` Segher Boessenkool [this message]

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