Re: staging: vc04_services: Need suggestions on trying to fix sparse warning in vchiq_arm.c

From: Dan Carpenter
Date: Tue Jun 01 2021 - 16:23:44 EST

The problem is not the Sparse warning, the problem is that this code is
a mess. It used to very clearly buggy and I reported the bug. I think
Arnd found the bug again independently and fixed it.

A couple weeks ago Al Viro looked at this code. Here is his write up:

It shouldn't take Al Viro dozens of pages of detailed analysis to try
figure out if the code is safe or not. Your idea silences the warning
but would make the code even more subtle and complicated.

The right thing to do is to re-write the code to be simpler.

dan carpenter