Re: [PATCH] 2.6.0-test9 ioctl compile warnings in userspace

From: Sven Luther
Date: Tue Dec 02 2003 - 06:45:26 EST

On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 05:37:50PM +0100, Johannes Stezenbach wrote:
> Hi,
> the patch below fixes
> warning: signed and unsigned type in conditional expression
> when compiling userspace programs with a glibc built against
> 2.6 kernel headers.
> This is a better version of my previous patch which aims
> to fix all affected architectures.

I am curious about this.

This patch has been proposed since almost a month or more now, and
clearly nobody seems to care about this, since it didn't make it in the
2.6.0-test11 tarball (don't know about more recent bk trees though) nor
do the debian glibc maintainer judge the issue important enough to act
on it (despite it breaking buildage of other packages).

So, is there a reason why not to solve this problem this way, or a
particular reason why __invalid_size_argument_for_IOC is still int and
not unsigned int ?


Sven Luther
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