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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next 2/2] mlx5: fix type mismatch
On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 7:56 PM Saeed Mahameed <saeedm@mellanox.com> wrote:
>
> On Mon, 2019-09-09 at 21:50 +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > In mlx5, pointers to 'phys_addr_t' and 'u64' are mixed since the
> > addition
> > of the pool memory allocator, leading to incorrect behavior on 32-bit
> > architectures and this compiler warning:
> >
> > drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/steering/dr_icm_pool.c:121:8:
> > error: incompatible pointer types passing 'u64 *' (aka 'unsigned long
> > long *') to parameter of type 'phys_addr_t *' (aka 'unsigned int *')
> > [-Werror,-Wincompatible-pointer-types]
> > &icm_mr->dm.addr, &icm_mr-
> > >dm.obj_id);
> > ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > include/linux/mlx5/driver.h:1092:39: note: passing argument to
> > parameter 'addr' here
> > u64 length, u16 uid, phys_addr_t *addr, u32
> > *obj_id);
> >
> > Change the code to use 'u64' consistently in place of 'phys_addr_t'
> > to
> > fix this. The alternative of using phys_addr_t more would require a
> > larger
> > rework.
> >
> > Fixes: 29cf8febd185 ("net/mlx5: DR, ICM pool memory allocator")
> > Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
>
> Hi Arnd,
>
> Nathan Chancellor Already submitted a patch to fix this and it is more
> minimal:
> https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/1158177/
>
> I would like to use that patch if it is ok with you..

Yes, please do. I think I had tried something like that
initially and concluded it wasn't quite right before I went
into a different direction with my patch.

Looking at the two versions now, I also prefer Nathan's,
and I just confirmed that it fixes all the randconfig failures
I ran into.

Arnd

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