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Subject[Patch] Signdness issue in drivers/scsi/osst.c

another signdness warning from gcc 4.1

drivers/scsi/osst.c:5154: warning: comparison of unsigned expression < 0 is always false

The problem is that blk is defined as unsigned, but all usages of it
are normal int cases. osst_get_frame_position() and osst_get_sector()
return ints and can return negative values. If blk stays an unsigned int,
the error check is useless.

Signed-off-by: Eric Sesterhenn <>

--- linux-2.6.18-rc4/drivers/scsi/osst.c.orig 2006-08-19 21:16:48.000000000 +0200
+++ linux-2.6.18-rc4/drivers/scsi/osst.c 2006-08-19 21:16:56.000000000 +0200
@@ -4843,8 +4843,7 @@ static int os_scsi_tape_close(struct ino
static int osst_ioctl(struct inode * inode,struct file * file,
unsigned int cmd_in, unsigned long arg)
- int i, cmd_nr, cmd_type, retval = 0;
- unsigned int blk;
+ int i, cmd_nr, cmd_type, blk, retval = 0;
struct st_modedef * STm;
struct st_partstat * STps;
struct osst_request * SRpnt = NULL;

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