bitfield.h   [plain text]


//
// bitfield.h - extract and set bit fields
//
// Written by Eryk Vershen
//
// Bitfields are not particularly transportable between big and little
// endian machines.  Big endian machines lay out bitfields starting
// from the most significant bit of the (one, two or four byte) number,
// whereas little endian machines lay out bitfields starting from the
// least signifcant bit.
//
// These routines were written to support some bitfields in a disk
// data structure (partition map) whose original definition was on
// a big-endian machine.
//
// They only work on 32-bit values because I didn't need 16-bit support.
// The bits in the long word are numbered from 0 (least significant) to
// 31 (most significant).
//

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#ifndef __bitfield__
#define __bitfield__


//
// Defines
//


//
// Types
//


//
// Global Constants
//


//
// Global Variables
//


//
// Forward declarations
//
unsigned int bitfield_set(unsigned int *bf, int base, int length, unsigned int value);
unsigned int bitfield_get(unsigned int bf, int base, int length);

#endif /* __bitfield__ */