Re: * 4 converted to << 2 for networking code

antirez (
Wed, 10 Jan 2001 18:03:22 +0100

On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 09:54:04AM -0500, Brian Gerst wrote:
> This patch isn't really necessary, because GCC will automatically
> convert multiplications and divisions by powers of two to use shifts.

Sure, but since many << 2 already exists in the net kernel code
I feel it's better to use just a format, and it seems more appropriate
to write << 2, just to reflect what we want.
Also some piece of kernel code may be used with compilers that does not
optimize power of two.

(CC me)

Salvatore Sanfilippo              |                      <>      |      PGP: finger
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