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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ip2: fix compile warnings
Jim Nelson wrote:
> Randy.Dunlap wrote:
>
>> james4765@verizon.net wrote:
>>
>>> This fixes the following compile errors in the ip2 and ip2main drivers:
>>>
>>> CC drivers/char/ip2main.o
>>> drivers/char/ip2main.c:470: warning: initialization from incompatible
>>> pointer type
>>
>>
>>> diff -urN --exclude='*~'
>>> linux-2.6.10-rc3-mm1-original/drivers/char/ip2main.c
>>> linux-2.6.10-rc3-mm1/drivers/char/ip2main.c
>>> --- linux-2.6.10-rc3-mm1-original/drivers/char/ip2main.c
>>> 2004-12-03 16:55:03.000000000 -0500
>>> +++ linux-2.6.10-rc3-mm1/drivers/char/ip2main.c 2004-12-17
>>> 16:24:24.094730049 -0500
>>> @@ -467,7 +466,7 @@
>>> static struct tty_operations ip2_ops = {
>>> .open = ip2_open,
>>> .close = ip2_close,
>>> - .write = ip2_write,
>>> + .write = (void *) ip2_write,
>>> .put_char = ip2_putchar,
>>> .flush_chars = ip2_flush_chars,
>>> .write_room = ip2_write_room,
>>
>>
>> The write() prototype in tty_operations is:
>> int (*write)(struct tty_struct * tty,
>> const unsigned char *buf, int count);
>>
>> Somehow the cast does eliminate the compiler warning (and give
>> a false sense of correctness).
>>
>> However, ip2main.c::ip2_write() should be modified like so:
>>
>> static int
>> ip2_write( PTTY tty, const unsigned char *pData, int count)
>>
>> and drop the cast and fix the ip2_write comment (drop old arg 2),
>> and fix the ip2_write() prototype.
>> But then you (someone) will have to decide how to handle the
>> dropped <user> parameter when calling i2Output()...
>> I don't know the answer to that.
>> I just changed <user> to 0 to get a clean build of ip2main.o,
>> but ip2/i2lib.c still needs some work.
>>
>
> Sorry for the constant n00b questions, but:
>
> Is there anything outside the kernel that could call tty_operations.write?

Sorry, I don't know the path to get to that code.

> drivers/input/serio/serport.c uses: (as an example)
>
> static int serport_serio_write(struct serio *serio, unsigned char data)
> {
> struct serport *serport = serio->port_data;
> return -(serport->tty->driver->write(serport->tty, &data, 1) != 1);
> }
>
> I'm guessing that something does copy_from_user() before
> tty_operations.write is called, but I don't know quite what that is.
>
> Can anyone to point me in the direction of where the user/kernel
> interface for tty devices is?
>
> Given the way this is set up -
>
> int (*write)(struct tty_struct * tty, const unsigned char *buf, int
> count);
>
> vs.
>
> ip2_write( PTTY tty, int user, const unsigned char *pData, int count)
>
> I don't even know if the driver would work - I think you'd have serious
> problems as it tries to dereference a pointer that is half-integer.

I didn't quite get the "half-integer" part...
Unless you mean that the function interface is just broken.
Yes, it is.

> Am I reading this wrong?

It looks to me like the Kconfig entry for CONFIG_COMPUTONE
should just use BROKEN instead of BROKEN_ON_SMP since its
.write function interface hasn't been updated.

--
~Randy
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