Re: [PATCH] Fix pointer cast for 32 bits arch

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Mon Apr 13 2015 - 07:21:48 EST

Hi Peter,

On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 1:14 PM, Peter Senna Tschudin
<peter.senna@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Perhaps checkpatch should complain about casts outside header files?
> Cocinelle found 664 double casts:
> and 9 triple casts:

I think double casts are only needed when casting between integers
and pointers of different sizes:
1. One cast to make the sizes match,
2. One cast to convert between pointer and integer.

I think triple casts can always be simplified.
Or am I missing some use cases?

> Those are 'not' patches, just the output of Coccinelle for analysis.
> The .cocci for triple cast:
> @@
> expression e1, e2;
> type t1, t2, t3;
> @@
> e1 =
> - (t1)(t2)(t3)
> e2
> So if there are cast patterns known to be wrong, it is easy to find
> and probably fix them with Coccinelle.

It depends on the original type and on the destination type.



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