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Subject[PATCH] x86/efi: Fix EFI memmap pointer size warning
Hi Matt,

please doublecheck me on this but I think we're fine using an unsigned


From: Borislav Petkov <>
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2016 13:49:10 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] x86/efi: Fix EFI memmap pointer size warning
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Fix this when building on 32-bit:

arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c: In function ‘__efi_enter_virtual_mode’:
arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c:911:5: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size [-Wint-to-pointer-cast]
(efi_memory_desc_t *)pa);
arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c:918:5: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size [-Wint-to-pointer-cast]
(efi_memory_desc_t *)pa);

The @pa local variable is declared as phys_addr_t and that is a u64 when
CONFIG_PHYS_ADDR_T_64BIT=y. (The last is enabled on 32-bit on a PAE

However, its value comes from __pa() which is basically doing pointer
arithmetic and checking, and returns unsigned long as it is the native
pointer width.

So let's use an unsigned long too. It should be fine to do so because
the later users cast it to a pointer too.

Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <>
Cc: Matt Fleming <>
arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
index bf99aa7005eb..936a488d6cf6 100644
--- a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
+++ b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
@@ -861,7 +861,7 @@ static void __init __efi_enter_virtual_mode(void)
int count = 0, pg_shift = 0;
void *new_memmap = NULL;
efi_status_t status;
- phys_addr_t pa;
+ unsigned long pa;

efi.systab = NULL;



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