Re: [PATCH] reiserfs: Force type conversion in xattr_hash

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Mon Apr 22 2019 - 15:27:09 EST

On Sun, 21 Apr 2019 18:02:35 +0100 Al Viro <viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> IOW, what sparse has caught here is a genuine endianness bug; images
> created on little-endian host and mounted on big-endian (or vice
> versa) will see csum mismatches when trying to fetch xattrs.

OK, thanks. I'll drop the patch - we shouldn't hide that reminder of a

Perhaps someone could prepare a patch which adds a comment explaining
these issues, so someone else doesn't try to "fix" the sparse warning.