[PATCH v6 01/24] erofs: add on-disk layout

Pavel Machek pavel at denx.de
Mon Sep 2 08:43:03 UTC 2019


> > > Rather than they didn't run "gdb" or "pahole" and change it by mistake.
> > 
> > I think Christoph is not right here.
> > 
> > Using external tools for validation is extra work
> > when necessary for understanding the code.
> The advantage of using the external tools that the information about
> offsets is provably correct ...

No. gdb tells you what the actual offsets _are_.

> > The expected offset is somewhat valuable, but
> > perhaps the form is a bit off given the visual
> > run-in to the field types.
> > 
> > The extra work with this form is manipulating all
> > the offsets whenever a structure change occurs.
> ... while this is error prone.

While the comment tells you what they _should be_.

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