[ovs-dev] [PATCH] lib/classifier: Fix array splicing.

Ben Pfaff blp at nicira.com
Mon May 12 15:48:35 UTC 2014

On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 08:43:10AM -0700, Jarno Rajahalme wrote:
> On May 12, 2014, at 8:36 AM, Ben Pfaff <blp at nicira.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 11:55:01PM -0700, Jarno Rajahalme wrote:
> >> Array splicing was broken when multiple elements were being moved,
> >> resulting in the priority order being mixed.  This came up when the
> >> highest priority rule from a subtable was removed and the subtable
> >> needed to be moved down the priority list by more than one position.
> >> 
> >> Signed-off-by: Jarno Rajahalme <jrajahalme at nicira.com>
> > 
> > Can you explain what this function does?  I feel like it should be
> > obvious (I mean, clearly it's reordering the array), but in fact I'm
> > having trouble puzzling it out.
> > 
> It moves elements starting from ?start? and ending before ?end? to
> ?to?. This is the same as swapping the places of items [to,start) and
> [start,end), when to < start. I implemented shifting to one direction
> only, so in the buggy case the arguments are shifted like this: to =
> start, start = end and end = (old) to.
> The loop moves elements one by one, moving the items [to, start)
> forward by one, and moving the (old) ?start' element to ?to?. I forgot
> to advance the ?to? at each round...

Why isn't this just a single big memmove()?

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