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SubjectRe: mm/memory.c:3968:21: sparse: incorrect type in assignment (different base types)
Hi Matthew,

On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 9:30 PM Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 03:10:19PM +0530, Souptick Joarder wrote:
> > > >> mm/memory.c:3968:21: sparse: incorrect type in assignment (different base types) @@ expected restricted vm_fault_t [usertype] ret @@ got e] ret @@
> > > mm/memory.c:3968:21: expected restricted vm_fault_t [usertype] ret
> > > mm/memory.c:3968:21: got int
> >
> > Looking into https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git
> > hugetlb_fault() is converted to return vm_fault_t. Not sure, why sparse is
> > still throwing warnings.
>
> Because there are two definitions of hugetlb_fault():
>
> $ git grep -wn hugetlb_fault
> include/linux/hugetlb.h:108:vm_fault_t hugetlb_fault(struct mm_struct *mm, struct vm_area_struct *vma,
> include/linux/hugetlb.h:206:#define hugetlb_fault(mm, vma, addr, flags) ({ BUG(); 0; })

make ARCH=x86_64 allmodconfig will set CONFIG_HUGETLB_PAGE =y
which means it shouldn't use the hugetlb_fault() macro in this case.
With *make ARCH=x86_64 allmodconfig* I am unable to reproduce the issue.

But consider the warnings, does the below change is fine ?

diff --git a/include/linux/hugetlb.h b/include/linux/hugetlb.h
index 087fd5f4..0ee502a 100644
--- a/include/linux/hugetlb.h
+++ b/include/linux/hugetlb.h
@@ -203,7 +203,6 @@ static inline void hugetlb_show_meminfo(void)
#define pud_huge(x) 0
#define is_hugepage_only_range(mm, addr, len) 0
#define hugetlb_free_pgd_range(tlb, addr, end, floor, ceiling) ({BUG(); 0; })
-#define hugetlb_fault(mm, vma, addr, flags) ({ BUG(); 0; })
#define hugetlb_mcopy_atomic_pte(dst_mm, dst_pte, dst_vma, dst_addr, \
src_addr, pagep) ({ BUG(); 0; })
#define huge_pte_offset(mm, address, sz) 0
@@ -234,6 +233,13 @@ static inline void __unmap_hugepage_range(struct
mmu_gather *tlb,
{
BUG();
}
+static inline vm_fault_t hugetlb_fault(struct mm_struct *mm,
+ struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned
long address,
+ unsigned int flags)
+{
+ BUG();
+ return 0;
+}

#endif /* !CONFIG_HUGETLB_PAGE */
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