Re: [PATCH v3 03/13] software node: get rid of property_set_pointer()

From: Dmitry Torokhov
Date: Mon Sep 09 2019 - 06:16:01 EST

On Mon, Sep 09, 2019 at 12:55:05PM +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 09, 2019 at 01:15:47AM -0700, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > Instead of explicitly setting values of integer types when copying property
> > entries lets just copy entire value union when processing non-array values.
> >
> > When handling array values assign the pointer there using the newly introduced
> > "raw" pointer union member. This allows us to remove property_set_pointer().
> Is this reincarnation of 318a19718261?
> Have you read 63dcc7090137?

Okay, I think if I squash this and the followup patch to
property_get_data() then we'll only go through the "raw" pointer to get
to the non-inline data and therefore we will not have the union aliasing

The in-line values never change their type when storing/accessing.