[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH v2] packet: Fix undefined behavior in bit shift

Shuah Khan skhan at linuxfoundation.org
Thu Jun 27 17:08:51 UTC 2019

On 6/27/19 11:05 AM, Alexei Starovoitov wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 27, 2019 at 9:54 AM Shuah Khan <skhan at linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>> On 6/27/19 10:22 AM, David Miller wrote:
>>> From: Shuah Khan <skhan at linuxfoundation.org>
>>> Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 21:32:52 -0600
>>>> On 6/26/19 9:25 PM, Jiunn Chang wrote:
>>>>> Shifting signed 32-bit value by 31 bits is undefined.  Changing most
>>>>> significant bit to unsigned.
>>>>> Changes included in v2:
>>>>>      - use subsystem specific subject lines
>>>>>      - CC required mailing lists
>>>> These version change lines don't belong in the change log.
>>> For networking changes I actually like the change lines to be in the
>>> commit log.  So please don't stray people this way, thanks.
>> As a general rule, please don't include change lines in the commit log.
>> For networking changes that get sent to David and netdev, as David
>> points out here, he likes them in the commit log, please include them
>> in the commit log.
>> I am working on FAQ (Frequently Answered Questions) section for mentees.
>> I will add this to it.
> Same for bpf trees.
> We prefer developers put as much as info as possible into commit logs
> and cover letters.
> Explanation of v1->v2->v3 differences is invaluable not only at
> the point of code review, but in the future.

Thanks Alex. I will add that to the FAQ.

-- Shuah

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