Re: [PATCH] uio-hv-generic: store physical addresses instead of virtual
From: Stephen Hemminger
Date: Fri Dec 09 2016 - 12:28:57 EST
On Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:44:40 +0100
Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> gcc warns about the newly added driver when phys_addr_t is wider than
> a pointer:
> drivers/uio/uio_hv_generic.c: In function 'hv_uio_mmap':
> drivers/uio/uio_hv_generic.c:71:17: error: cast to pointer from integer of different size [-Werror=int-to-pointer-cast]
> virt_to_phys((void *)info->mem[mi].addr) >> PAGE_SHIFT,
> drivers/uio/uio_hv_generic.c: In function 'hv_uio_probe':
> drivers/uio/uio_hv_generic.c:140:5: error: cast from pointer to integer of different size [-Werror=pointer-to-int-cast]
> = (phys_addr_t)dev->channel->ringbuffer_pages;
> drivers/uio/uio_hv_generic.c:147:3: error: cast from pointer to integer of different size [-Werror=pointer-to-int-cast]
> drivers/uio/uio_hv_generic.c:153:3: error: cast from pointer to integer of different size [-Werror=pointer-to-int-cast]
> I can't see why we store a virtual address in a phys_addr_t here,
> as the only user of that variable converts it into a physical
> address anyway, so this moves the conversion to where it logically
> fits according to the types.
> Fixes: 95096f2fbd10 ("uio-hv-generic: new userspace i/o driver for VMBus")
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
Thanks, the code was inherited from outside, and only tested on x86_64.
Not sure which platform and GCC version generates the warning, was this just W=1?
Acked-by: Stephen Hemminger <sthemmin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>