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authorTim Abbott <tabbott@ksplice.com>2011-04-14 20:00:19 +0200
committerRusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>2011-05-19 16:55:27 +0930
commit1a94dc35bc5c166d89913dc01a49d27a3c21a455 (patch)
tree575196f1d0b9528b7d63b9bff692dd81e1aeac0f /lib/Makefile
parentf02e8a6596b7dc9b2171f7ff5654039ef0950cdc (diff)
lib: Add generic binary search function to the kernel.
There a large number hand-coded binary searches in the kernel (run "git grep search | grep binary" to find many of them). Since in my experience, hand-coding binary searches can be error-prone, it seems worth cleaning this up by providing a generic binary search function. This generic binary search implementation comes from Ksplice. It has the same basic API as the C library bsearch() function. Ksplice uses it in half a dozen places with 4 different comparison functions, and I think our code is substantially cleaner because of this. Signed-off-by: Tim Abbott <tabbott@ksplice.com> Extra-bikeshedding-by: Alan Jenkins <alan-jenkins@tuffmail.co.uk> Extra-bikeshedding-by: André Goddard Rosa <andre.goddard@gmail.com> Extra-bikeshedding-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Signed-off-by: Alessio Igor Bogani <abogani@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
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1 files changed, 2 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/lib/Makefile b/lib/Makefile
index ef0f28571156..4b49a249064b 100644
--- a/lib/Makefile
+++ b/lib/Makefile
@@ -21,7 +21,8 @@ lib-y += kobject.o kref.o klist.o
obj-y += bcd.o div64.o sort.o parser.o halfmd4.o debug_locks.o random32.o \
bust_spinlocks.o hexdump.o kasprintf.o bitmap.o scatterlist.o \
- string_helpers.o gcd.o lcm.o list_sort.o uuid.o flex_array.o
+ string_helpers.o gcd.o lcm.o list_sort.o uuid.o flex_array.o \
+ bsearch.o
obj-y += kstrtox.o
obj-$(CONFIG_TEST_KSTRTOX) += test-kstrtox.o

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