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After today's IDE merge my sparc64 workstation stopped booting.

It's due to this change:

commit 7fa897b91a3ea0f16c2873b869d7a0eef05acff4
Author: Harvey Harrison <harvey.harrison@gmail.com>
Date: Thu Jul 24 22:53:34 2008 +0200

ide: trivial sparse annotations

Signed-off-by: Harvey Harrison <harvey.harrison@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@gmail.com>

Heh, "trivial", indeed.

Specifically, this part of the change:

diff --git a/drivers/ide/ide-iops.c b/drivers/ide/ide-iops.c
index 07da5fb..8aae917 100644
--- a/drivers/ide/ide-iops.c
+++ b/drivers/ide/ide-iops.c
@@ -510,10 +510,8 @@ void ide_fixstring (u8 *s, const int bytecount, const int byteswap)

if (byteswap) {
/* convert from big-endian to host byte order */
- for (p = end ; p != s;) {
- unsigned short *pp = (unsigned short *) (p -= 2);
- *pp = ntohs(*pp);
- }
+ for (p = end ; p != s;)
+ be16_to_cpus((u16 *)(p -= 2));
}
/* strip leading blanks */
while (s != end && *s == ' ')
On big-endian, be16_to_cpus() (via __be16_to_cpus()) is:

do { } while (0)
which therefore does not evaluate the argument, and thus this loop
will make no forward progress.

Probably the fix is in be16_to_cpus(), making it do something like
"(void) (x);" in the do/while body.

Something like this:

endian: Always evaluate arguments.

Changeset 7fa897b91a3ea0f16c2873b869d7a0eef05acff4
("ide: trivial sparse annotations") created an IDE bootup
regression on big-endian systems. In drivers/ide/ide-iops.c,
function ide_fixstring() we now have the loop:

for (p = end ; p != s;)
be16_to_cpus((u16 *)(p -= 2));

which will never terminate on big-endian because in such
a configuration be16_to_cpus() evaluates to "do { } while (0)"
Therefore, always evaluate the arguments to nop endian transformation
operations.

Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>

diff --git a/include/linux/byteorder/big_endian.h b/include/linux/byteorder/big_endian.h
index 961ed4b..44f95b9 100644
--- a/include/linux/byteorder/big_endian.h
+++ b/include/linux/byteorder/big_endian.h
@@ -94,12 +94,12 @@ static inline __u16 __be16_to_cpup(const __be16 *p)
#define __le32_to_cpus(x) __swab32s((x))
#define __cpu_to_le16s(x) __swab16s((x))
#define __le16_to_cpus(x) __swab16s((x))
-#define __cpu_to_be64s(x) do {} while (0)
-#define __be64_to_cpus(x) do {} while (0)
-#define __cpu_to_be32s(x) do {} while (0)
-#define __be32_to_cpus(x) do {} while (0)
-#define __cpu_to_be16s(x) do {} while (0)
-#define __be16_to_cpus(x) do {} while (0)
+#define __cpu_to_be64s(x) do { (void)(x); } while (0)
+#define __be64_to_cpus(x) do { (void)(x); } while (0)
+#define __cpu_to_be32s(x) do { (void)(x); } while (0)
+#define __be32_to_cpus(x) do { (void)(x); } while (0)
+#define __cpu_to_be16s(x) do { (void)(x); } while (0)
+#define __be16_to_cpus(x) do { (void)(x); } while (0)

#ifdef __KERNEL__
#include <linux/byteorder/generic.h>
diff --git a/include/linux/byteorder/little_endian.h b/include/linux/byteorder/little_endian.h
index 05dc7c3..4cc170a 100644
--- a/include/linux/byteorder/little_endian.h
+++ b/include/linux/byteorder/little_endian.h
@@ -88,12 +88,12 @@ static inline __u16 __be16_to_cpup(const __be16 *p)
{
return __swab16p((__u16 *)p);
}
-#define __cpu_to_le64s(x) do {} while (0)
-#define __le64_to_cpus(x) do {} while (0)
-#define __cpu_to_le32s(x) do {} while (0)
-#define __le32_to_cpus(x) do {} while (0)
-#define __cpu_to_le16s(x) do {} while (0)
-#define __le16_to_cpus(x) do {} while (0)
+#define __cpu_to_le64s(x) do { (void)(x); } while (0)
+#define __le64_to_cpus(x) do { (void)(x); } while (0)
+#define __cpu_to_le32s(x) do { (void)(x); } while (0)
+#define __le32_to_cpus(x) do { (void)(x); } while (0)
+#define __cpu_to_le16s(x) do { (void)(x); } while (0)
+#define __le16_to_cpus(x) do { (void)(x); } while (0)
#define __cpu_to_be64s(x) __swab64s((x))
#define __be64_to_cpus(x) __swab64s((x))
#define __cpu_to_be32s(x) __swab32s((x))

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