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SubjectRe: -Wswitch Clang warnings in drivers/scsi
On Mon, Oct 08, 2018 at 11:47:09AM -0700, Bart Van Assche wrote:
> On Thu, 2018-10-04 at 23:57 -0700, Nathan Chancellor wrote:
> > Regardless of how the overflow is handled within the switch statement,
> > the overflow is also happening when passing in these values to the ioctl,
> > right? I mean these case values are defined in the uapi files so that
> > userspace can easily pass them in to the ioctl, meaning those values are
> > being passed in as a signed integer and I would assume subsequently
> > overflowing unless I'm just missing something here.
> From the user space header <sys/ioctl.h>:
> extern int ioctl (int __fd, unsigned long int __request, ...) __THROW;
> From the kernel header <linux/fs.h>:
> long (*unlocked_ioctl) (struct file *, unsigned int, unsigned long);
> long (*compat_ioctl) (struct file *, unsigned int, unsigned long);
> Why has the second argument been declared as "unsigned long" in the glibc
> headers and as "unsigned int" in the kernel headers? That's not clear to me.
> Bart.

Hi Bart,

Sorry it took me so long to reply, somehow this email got lost in my

Unfortuntely, I am unsure why there is that discrepency between the
headers. I tried to do some research but I didn't come up with much.

However, I did test changing the type of ioctl/compat_ioctl's cmd
parameter to 'unsigned int' and came up with the following diff (rather
large so sharing via a gist instead of pasting here):

I'll obviously draft up a proper commit message before formally sending
but I can address any major concerns before that happens. I checked
every single ioctl for a negative value and there aren't any so I think
this change makes sense to fix this warning.


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