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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/5] ocxl: Rename struct link to ocxl_link
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On 27/2/19 7:04 pm, Alastair D'Silva wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Andrew Donnellan <andrew.donnellan@au1.ibm.com>
>> Sent: Wednesday, 27 February 2019 6:55 PM
>> To: Alastair D'Silva <alastair@d-silva.org>; 'Alastair D'Silva'
>> <alastair@au1.ibm.com>
>> Cc: 'Greg Kurz' <groug@kaod.org>; 'Frederic Barrat'
>> <fbarrat@linux.ibm.com>; 'Arnd Bergmann' <arnd@arndb.de>; 'Greg Kroah-
>> Hartman' <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>; linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org;
>> linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
>> Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/5] ocxl: Rename struct link to ocxl_link
>>
>> On 27/2/19 6:34 pm, Alastair D'Silva wrote:>>> diff --git
>> a/drivers/misc/ocxl/file.c b/drivers/misc/ocxl/file.c index
>>>>> e6a607488f8a..16eb8a60d5c7 100644
>>>>> --- a/drivers/misc/ocxl/file.c
>>>>> +++ b/drivers/misc/ocxl/file.c
>>>>> @@ -152,7 +152,7 @@ static long afu_ioctl_enable_p9_wait(struct
>>>>> ocxl_context *ctx,
>>>>>
>>>>> if (status == ATTACHED) {
>>>>> int rc;
>>>>> - struct link *link = ctx->afu->fn->link;
>>>>> + void *link = ctx->afu->fn->link;
>>>>
>>>> This doesn't look like a rename...
>>>
>>> That corrects the type to what the member (and prototype for
>> ocxl_link_update_pe) declare it as.
>>>
>>> The struct link there is bogus, it shouldn't even compile (since the intended
>> struct link is defined in a different compilation unit), but instead picks up a
>> different definition of 'struct link' from elsewhere.
>>>
>>
>> Given there's only a handful of struct links defined across the entire kernel,
>> I'm going to guess that the definition it's picking up is in fact the ocxl one.
>>
>
> Unlikely, since that's never in a header. It wasn't caught since it was assigned to/from a void*.

Ah, yeah that'd explain it... and it's a pointer so it never needs to
know its size. I'm clearly not very good at C.

>
>> I think the better solution here is to move struct ocxl_link into
>> ocxl_internal.h, change ocxl_fn::link to be struct ocxl_link * rather than void
>> *, and update the function signature for ocxl_link_update_pe() as well.
>
> Not move it, but we could have an opaque declaration there.
>

Putting it there would fit with all the other ocxl_* structs, but either
way, we definitely need a declaration in there and get rid of the void*, t

--
Andrew Donnellan OzLabs, ADL Canberra
andrew.donnellan@au1.ibm.com IBM Australia Limited

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