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Subject[PATCH 4.4 064/193] vmxnet3: prevent building with 64K pages
4.4-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Arnd Bergmann <>

commit fbdf0e28d061708cf18ba0f8e0db5360dc9a15b9 upstream.

I got a warning about broken code on ARM64 with 64K pages:

drivers/net/vmxnet3/vmxnet3_drv.c: In function 'vmxnet3_rq_init':
drivers/net/vmxnet3/vmxnet3_drv.c:1679:29: error: large integer implicitly truncated to unsigned type [-Werror=overflow]
rq->buf_info[0][i].len = PAGE_SIZE;

'len' here is a 16-bit integer, so this clearly won't work. I don't think
this driver is used much on anything other than x86, so there is no need
to fix this properly and we can work around it with a Kconfig dependency
to forbid known-broken configurations. qemu in theory supports it on
other architectures too, but presumably only for compatibility with x86
guests that also run on vmware.

CONFIG_PAGE_SIZE_64KB is used on hexagon, mips, sh and tile, the other
symbols are architecture-specific names for the same thing.

Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

drivers/net/Kconfig | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

--- a/drivers/net/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/net/Kconfig
@@ -411,6 +411,9 @@ config XEN_NETDEV_BACKEND
config VMXNET3
tristate "VMware VMXNET3 ethernet driver"
depends on PCI && INET
+ depends on !(PAGE_SIZE_64KB || ARM64_64K_PAGES || \
This driver supports VMware's vmxnet3 virtual ethernet NIC.
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the

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