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SubjectRe: [PATCH V4 1/2] ACPI / EC: Fix broken 64bit big-endian users of 'global_lock'
On 25-09-15, 19:42, Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Fri, 2015-09-25 at 09:41 -0700, Viresh Kumar wrote:
>
> > Signed-off-by: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org>
> > ---
> > V3->V4:
> > - Create a local variable instead of changing type of global_lock
> > (Rafael)
>
> Err, surely that wasn't what Rafael meant, since it's clearly
> impossible to use a pointer to the stack, assign to it once, and the
> expect anything to wkr at all ...

Sorry, I am not sure on what wouldn't work with this patch but this is
what Rafael said, and I don't think I wrote it differently :)

Rafael wrote:
> Actually, what about adding a local u32 variable, say val, here and doing
>
> > if (!debugfs_create_x32("gpe", 0444, dev_dir, (u32 *)&first_ec->gpe))
> > goto error;
> > if (!debugfs_create_bool("use_global_lock", 0444, dev_dir,
> > - (u32 *)&first_ec->global_lock))
> > + &first_ec->global_lock))
>
> if (!debugfs_create_bool("use_global_lock", 0444, dev_dir, &val))
>
> > goto error;
>
> first_ec->global_lock = val;
>
> And then you can turn val into bool just fine without changing the structure
> definition.

--
viresh


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