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SubjectRE: [PATCH] media: allegro-dvt: Use __packed sentence
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From: Emmanuel Arias
> Sent: 29 January 2021 20:02
>
> Fix coding style using __packed sentece instead of
> __attribute__((__packed__)).
>
> Signed-off-by: Emmanuel Arias <eamanu@yaerobi.com>
> ---
> drivers/staging/media/allegro-dvt/allegro-core.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/media/allegro-dvt/allegro-core.c b/drivers/staging/media/allegro-
> dvt/allegro-core.c
> index 9f718f43282b..cee624dac61a 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/media/allegro-dvt/allegro-core.c
> +++ b/drivers/staging/media/allegro-dvt/allegro-core.c
> @@ -670,7 +670,7 @@ static ssize_t allegro_mbox_read(struct allegro_mbox *mbox,
> struct {
> u16 length;
> u16 type;
> - } __attribute__ ((__packed__)) *header;
> + } __packed *header;
> struct regmap *sram = mbox->dev->sram;

Does this actually need to be packed?
The only reason would be if the structure could exist on a 2n+1
boundary.
But that is only likely if part of some binary sequence.
In which case I'd expect it to be marked __be or __le.

David

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