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SubjectRe: linux-next: build warning after merge of the suspend tree
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On Monday, May 23, 2011, Milton Miller wrote:
> On Mon, 23 May 2011 about 14:18:46 -0000, mgross wrote:
> > On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 03:06:36PM +1000, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> > > Hi Rafael,
> > >
> > > After merging the suspend tree, today's linux-next build (i386 defconfig
> > > among others) produced this warning:
> > >
> > > kernel/pm_qos_params.c: In function 'pm_qos_power_write':
> > > kernel/pm_qos_params.c:420: warning: passing argument 3 of 'kstrtol' from incompatible pointer type
> > > include/linux/kernel.h:210: note: expected 'long int *' but argument is of type 's32 *'
> > >
> > > Intreoduced by commit 365daa955e03 ("PM: Correct PM QOS's user mode
> > > interface to work with ascii input per").
> >
> > Gah! I'm sorry about that.
> >
> > attached is a fix.
> >
> >
> > --mark
> >
> > signed-off-by:markgross <markgross@thegnar.org>
> >
>
> (1) This should be in the patch, not the enclosing letter

That message is for me, actually. I can fold the fix into the patch.

> (2) Incorrect capitalization

Doesn't matter, I can fix it up.

> (3) Incorrect spacing

Likewise.

> Please read Documentation/SubmittingPatches again.
>
> >
> >
> > >From a8f0587b9ae598be5ca4c3cdda4e0ced6ca9baaf Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> > From: mgross <mgross@cr48>
> > Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 07:14:09 -0700
> > Subject: [PATCH] clean up a compile time warning in the use of strict_strtol but that was
> > passing an s32 * when it should be passing a long *
> >
>
> From should match Signed-off-by:

Not necessarily.

> Please seperate title (subject) and description body

Doesn't matter here.

> Maybe: pm_qos: strict_strtol takes a long, not s32
>
> strict_strtol takes a pointer to long to store the converted value.
> introduced in xxxx ("change set title here")
>
> So that the reviewers can quickly see if it needs to be backported
> to stable etc.
>
> except read below
>
>
> > ---
> > kernel/pm_qos_params.c | 6 ++++--
> > 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/kernel/pm_qos_params.c b/kernel/pm_qos_params.c
> > index d61ecf3..dd37c56 100644
> > --- a/kernel/pm_qos_params.c
> > +++ b/kernel/pm_qos_params.c
> > @@ -405,6 +405,7 @@ static ssize_t pm_qos_power_write(struct file *filp, const char __user *buf,
> > size_t count, loff_t *f_pos)
> > {
> > s32 value;
> > + long safe_int;
> > int x;
> > char ascii_value[11];
> > struct pm_qos_request_list *pm_qos_req;
> > @@ -417,10 +418,11 @@ static ssize_t pm_qos_power_write(struct file *filp, const char __user *buf,
> > ascii_value[count] = 0;
> > if (copy_from_user(ascii_value, buf, count))
> > return -EFAULT;
> > - if ((x=strict_strtol(ascii_value, 16, &value)) != 0){
> > - pr_debug("%s, 0x%x, 0x%x\n",ascii_value, value, x);
> > + if ((x=strict_strtol(ascii_value, 16, &safe_int)) != 0){
>
> Why are you doing an assignment in the if? Why not assign first and
> compare later?

Because that's what the original code does?

> > + pr_debug("%s, 0x%lx, 0x%x\n",ascii_value, safe_int, x);
> > return -EINVAL;
>
> Nit: Some reason not to return -ERANGE if thats what strtol returned?
> Folding to -EINVAL is ok but hides information.
>
> > }
> > + value = (s32) safe_int;
>
> You call strict checking, which includes overflow checking, but
> only that the value fits in a long. You then defeat that checking
> by casting to int.

That actually is a good point.

Thanks,
Rafael


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