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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/3] kernel.h: disable type-checks in container_of() for Sparse
On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 10:14 PM Luc Van Oostenryck
<luc.vanoostenryck@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Nov 22, 2018 at 12:14:20PM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> > When I tried to enable BUILD_BUG_ON for Sparse, the kbuild test robot
> > reported lots of "unknown expression" warnings from container_of(),
> > which seemed false positive.
> >
> > I addressed this in [1], but fixing Sparse is the right thing to do.
> >
> > The issue was fixed by Sparse commit 0eb8175d3e9c ("fix expansion of
> > function designator"), but it will take time until the fixed version
> > of Sparse is widely available.
> >
> > Disable the container_of() type checks for Sparse for now.
>
> I would prefer that developers upgrade their version of sparse but ...
>
> Reviewed-by: Luc Van Oostenryck <luc.vanoostenryck@gmail.com>

Indeed. If someone is writing code for the latest kernels, I think it
is reasonable to assume they are able to use the latest sparse too,
since it is not required for compilation anyway.

Cheers,
Miguel

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