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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/2] spi: Add Renesas R-Car Gen3 RPC SPI controller driver
Hi Mason,

On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 8:31 AM <masonccyang@mxic.com.tw> wrote:
> > >> Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] spi: Add Renesas R-Car Gen3 RPC SPI controller driver
> > >>
> > >> On 12/03/2018 10:18 AM, Mason Yang wrote:
> > >> > Add a driver for Renesas R-Car Gen3 RPC SPI controller.
> > >> >
> > >> > Signed-off-by: Mason Yang <masonccyang@mxic.com.tw>

> > >> > + xfercnt = xferpos;
> > >> > + rpc->xferlen = xfer[--xferpos].len;
> > >> > + rpc->cmd = RPC_SMCMR_CMD(((u8 *)xfer[0].tx_buf)[0]);
> > >>
> > >> Is the cast needed ?
> > >
> > > yes!
> >
> > Why ?
>
> Get a compiler warning due to tx_bug is void *, as Geert replied.
>
> Using get_unaligned(), patched code would be
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> rpc->cmd = RPC_SMCMR_CMD(get_unaligned((u8 *)xfer[0].tx_buf));
> ----------------------------------------------------------------

Using get_unaligned(0 is a bit strange for accessing a single byte quantity.
Please keep the normal pointer dereference (including the cast).

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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