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SubjectRe: linux-next: build warning after merge of the final tree (net tree related)
On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 01:48:48PM +1000, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> After merging the final tree, today's linux-next build (powerpc
> ppc44x_defconfig) produced this warning:
> net/bridge/br_forward.c: In function '__br_deliver':
> net/bridge/br_forward.c:76: warning: passing argument 1 of 'br_netpoll_send_skb' discards qualifiers from pointer target type
> net/bridge/br_private.h:308: note: expected 'struct net_bridge_port *' but argument is of type 'const struct net_bridge_port *'

Indeed, this patch should fix the warning.

bridge: Add const to dummy br_netpoll_send_skb

The version of br_netpoll_send_skb used when netpoll is off is
missing a const thus causing a warning.

Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <>

diff --git a/net/bridge/br_private.h b/net/bridge/br_private.h
index 29f6d66..4ea7986 100644
--- a/net/bridge/br_private.h
+++ b/net/bridge/br_private.h
@@ -300,7 +300,7 @@ static inline struct netpoll_info *br_netpoll_info(struct net_bridge *br)
return NULL;

-static inline void br_netpoll_send_skb(struct net_bridge_port *p,
+static inline void br_netpoll_send_skb(const struct net_bridge_port *p,
struct sk_buff *skb)
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