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Re: [PATCH 2/4] Remove silent clamp of renameLimit

On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 10:36:17AM -0800, Elijah Newren wrote:
> Thanks for taking a look!
> On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 10:26 AM, Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > From a technical perspective, I would think that if
> > (num_create <= rename_limit || num_src <= rename_limit)
> > holds true, that the double-cast condition would also be always true?
> > Could we just remove that last check?
> Not necessarily.  For example, if num_create = rename_limit-1 and
> num_src = rename_limit+2, then the first condition will be satisfied
> but the second won't.  If it was && rather than ||, then the second
> condition would be superfluous.
> > Or phrased differently, if we can cast to double and extend the check
> > here, do we have to adapt code at other places as well?
> Good point, and yes.  Perhaps I should have re-ordered my patch series
> because I came back to it later and realized that the progress code
> was broken due to overflow/wraparound, and a patch 3 fixed that.
> Further, the later patch used uint64_t instead of double.  While
> double works, perhaps I should change the double here to uint64_t for
> consistency?

I'm wondering if maybe you want to use size_t.  If you end up using an
unsigned type, you might be able to leverage unsigned_mult_overflows to
avoid having to write this by hand.
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