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SubjectRe: thermal/drivers/hisi: Remove bogus const from function return type
Hi Eduardo,

On Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 7:21 PM, Eduardo Valentin <> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 12:04:27PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> With gcc-4.1.2:
>> drivers/thermal/hisi_thermal.c: In function ‘hisi_thermal_probe’:
>> drivers/thermal/hisi_thermal.c:530: warning: type qualifiers ignored on function return type
>> Remove the "const" keyword to fix this.
> Interesting.
> I intentionally asked Daniel to include the modifier because sparse
> pointed this to me:
> This patch adds this issue to hisi driver (sparse)
> drivers/thermal/hisi_thermal.c:398:24: warning: incorrect type in assignment (different modifiers)
> drivers/thermal/hisi_thermal.c:398:24: expected int ( *platform_probe )( ... )
> drivers/thermal/hisi_thermal.c:398:24: got void const *

Sparse doesn't like assigning void pointers to function pointers without a cast.

> which makes sense to me to be const, given that it is receiving the return
> of a function which returns a const void *.
> nclude/linux/of_device.h:extern const void *of_device_get_match_data(const struct device *dev);

That const applies to what is returned by of_device_get_match_data() (a const
void *), not to what is returned by the returned function (an int).



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
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