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

From: Jörn Engel
Date: Wed Dec 03 2003 - 07:57:56 EST

On Tue, 2 December 2003 12:43:50 +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> 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 ?

It doesn't clearly fix a bug, afaics. Also, most kernel hackers don't
care too much about the signed/unsigned warnings, as they are 99%

Resend the patch after 2.6.0 has been released, I don't see any change
for it to go in before.


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