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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] usb/hcd: Send a uevent signaling that the host controller had died
On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 03:23:52PM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 3:11 PM Raul Rangel <rrangel@chromium.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 04:39:23PM -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
> > >
> > > This sounds like a golden opportunity! Submit a separate patch making
> > > the parameter to kobject_uevent_env be const (actually const char *
> > > const []), then submit this patch on top of that one.
> > So there are other parts of the code base that dynamically create their
> > array values. So by making the function take const, it breaks :(
>
> Confused. The calling code can still be non-const. I don't see the
> parameter modified in kobject_uevent_env(), so declaring it const
> should be possible. Can you give an example of code that no longer
> works ?
static int notify_user_space(struct thermal_zone_device *tz, int trip)
{
char *thermal_prop[5];
int i;

mutex_lock(&tz->lock);
thermal_prop[0] = kasprintf(GFP_KERNEL, "NAME=%s", tz->type);
thermal_prop[1] = kasprintf(GFP_KERNEL, "TEMP=%d", tz->temperature);
thermal_prop[2] = kasprintf(GFP_KERNEL, "TRIP=%d", trip);
thermal_prop[3] = kasprintf(GFP_KERNEL, "EVENT=%d", tz->notify_event);
thermal_prop[4] = NULL;
kobject_uevent_env(&tz->device.kobj, KOBJ_CHANGE, thermal_prop);
for (i = 0; i < 4; ++i)
kfree(thermal_prop[i]);
mutex_unlock(&tz->lock);
return 0;
}

drivers/thermal/user_space.c:48:52: error: passing 'char *[5]' to parameter of type 'const char *const *' discards qualifiers in nested pointer types [-Werror,-Wincompatible-pointer-types-discards-qualifiers]
kobject_uevent_env(&tz->device.kobj, KOBJ_CHANGE, thermal_prop);
^~~~~~~~~~~~
include/linux/kobject.h:238:22: note: passing argument to parameter 'envp' here
const char *const envp[]);
^

http://c-faq.com/ansi/constmismatch.html explains why it fails.

Raul

>
> Thanks,
> Guenter
>
> > >
> > > Alan Stern
> > >

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