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SubjectRe: net/ipv4/fib_trie.c - compile error (Re: 2.6.23-rc3-mm1)
On 22-08-2007 19:03, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 05:41:11PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 22, 2007 at 05:30:13PM +0200, Gabriel C wrote:
>>> Got it with a randconfig ( http://194.231.229.228/kernel/mm/2.6.23-rc3-mm1/r/randconfig-8 )
>>>
>>> ...
>>>
>>> net/ipv4/fib_trie.c: In function 'trie_rebalance':
>>> net/ipv4/fib_trie.c:969: error: lvalue required as unary '&' operand
>>> net/ipv4/fib_trie.c:971: error: lvalue required as unary '&' operand
>>> net/ipv4/fib_trie.c:977: error: lvalue required as unary '&' operand
>>> net/ipv4/fib_trie.c:980: error: lvalue required as unary '&' operand
>>> ...
>> Side effect of the git-net removal, temporarily removing
>> immunize-rcu_dereference-against-crazy-compiler-writers.patch should
>> work around it.
>
> Alternatively, the following one-line patch to net/ipv4/fib_trie.c could
> be used.
>
> Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> ---
>
> fib_trie.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff -urpNa -X dontdiff linux-2.6.23-rc3-mm1/net/ipv4/fib_trie.c linux-2.6.23-rc3-mm1.compile/net/ipv4/fib_trie.c
> --- linux-2.6.23-rc3-mm1/net/ipv4/fib_trie.c 2007-08-22 09:20:33.000000000 -0700
> +++ linux-2.6.23-rc3-mm1.compile/net/ipv4/fib_trie.c 2007-08-22 09:47:33.000000000 -0700
> @@ -94,7 +94,7 @@ typedef unsigned int t_key;
> #define T_LEAF 1
> #define NODE_TYPE_MASK 0x1UL
> #define NODE_PARENT(node) \
> - ((struct tnode *)rcu_dereference(((node)->parent & ~NODE_TYPE_MASK)))
> + ((struct tnode *)(rcu_dereference((node)->parent) & ~NODE_TYPE_MASK))
...

After first reading of this thread I've had an impression it's about
compiler's behavior, but now it seems to me this patch is not an
alternative, but a 'must be' and only proper way of calling
rcu_dereference (with a variable instead of an expression)? Am I
right?

Regards,
Jarek P.
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