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    Subject[Patch] Signedness issue in drivers/net/3c515.c

    while playing with gcc 4.1 -Wextra warnings, I came across this one:

    drivers/net/3c515.c:1027: warning: comparison of unsigned expression >= 0 is always true

    Since i is unsigned the >= 0 check in the for loop is always true,
    so we might spin there forever unless the if condition triggers.
    Since i is only used in this loop, this patch changes it to
    an integer.

    Signed-off-by: Eric Sesterhenn <>

    --- linux-2.6.18-rc4/drivers/net/3c515.c.orig 2006-08-19 19:35:04.000000000 +0200
    +++ linux-2.6.18-rc4/drivers/net/3c515.c 2006-08-19 19:35:14.000000000 +0200
    @@ -1003,7 +1003,8 @@ static int corkscrew_start_xmit(struct s
    /* Calculate the next Tx descriptor entry. */
    int entry = vp->cur_tx % TX_RING_SIZE;
    struct boom_tx_desc *prev_entry;
    - unsigned long flags, i;
    + unsigned long flags;
    + int i;

    if (vp->tx_full) /* No room to transmit with */
    return 1;

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