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Re: kern/38956

The following reply was made to PR kern/38956; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: (Christos Zoulas)
To: Jason Thorpe <>
Cc: Izumi Tsutsui <>,,,,,
Subject: Re: kern/38956
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 13:48:20 -0400

 On Jun 23, 10:44am, (Jason Thorpe) wrote:
 -- Subject: Re: kern/38956
 | That's no excuse to let the compiler be broken.  People should be  
 | allowed to use bitfields in their code.
 I agree. Portable bitfields though, not 'unsigned long int' ones.
 Also if I have to use BIG and LITTLE endian ifdefs to deal with
 the order that the bitfields are allocated, I'd rather use macros
 and masks.  The code is cleaner that way.

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