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Re: routing socket rouding?

>> There is a macro, historically ROUNDUP defined in various .c files,
>> RT_ROUNDUP in <net/route.h> in 5.1 and presumably later, [...]

>> So, I'm curious: does anyone know what this macro turned into on a
>> system with sizeof(long) not a power of two but with anything like
>> the BSD routing socket, if such a system exists?

> ROUNDUP (or ROUND_UP) macro was replaced by ALIGN on some platforms,
> ie:


(a) That appears to be dealing with PCI support, not routing socket
support.  It's the routing socket macro I'm curious about.  (The
ROUND_UP macro being replaced does appear to assume the grain size
being rounded up to is a pwoer of two, so it's related, but since it
doesn't show the definition of the ALIGN it's being replaced with, the
message is pretty much content-free for my purposes.)

(b) The ROUND_UP macro affected by that patch is not the one used by
the routing socket code; it returns zero when passed zero, whereas the
routing socket's ROUNDUP / RT_ROUNDUP returns sizeof(long) when passed

(c) Your citing this in response to my question implies that Linux runs
on something with sizeof(long) not a power of two.  Now I'm also
curious what CPU (and/or machine) that is.

> and it appears to assume 2's compliment arithmetic....

Well, two's complement (not "compliment") versus alternatives is
relevant only when dealing with negative values.  I don't think
anything in the routing socket code can ever pass a negative value to
ROUNDUP/RT_ROUNDUP; they mostly are sa_len values, and sa_len is

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