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From: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Richard Henderson <rth@twiddle.net>,
	Ivan Kokshaysky <ink@jurassic.park.msu.ru>,
	Matt Turner <mattst88@gmail.com>,
	"James E . J . Bottomley" <James.Bottomley@hansenpartnership.com>,
	Helge Deller <deller@gmx.de>,
	"David S . Miller" <davem@davemloft.net>,
	Jakub Kicinski <kuba@kernel.org>,
	alpha <linux-alpha@vger.kernel.org>,
	Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-parisc@vger.kernel.org, Netdev <netdev@vger.kernel.org>,
	Sparse Mailing-list <linux-sparse@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/4] alpha: Use absolute_pointer for strcmp on fixed memory location
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2021 13:15:09 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <155e002d-9546-4090-fc62-fab91412aec7@roeck-us.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHk-=wi1=8shingNuo1CtfJ7eDByDsmwsz750Nbxq=7q0Gs+zg@mail.gmail.com>

On 9/12/21 12:13 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 9:02 AM Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
>>
>> -       if (strcmp(COMMAND_LINE, "INSTALL") == 0) {
>> +       if (strcmp(absolute_pointer(COMMAND_LINE), "INSTALL") == 0) {
> 
> Again, this feels very much like treating the symptoms, not actually
> fixing the real issue.
> 
> It's COMMAND_LINE itself that should have been fixed up, not that one use of it.
> 
> Because the only reason you didn't get a warning from later uses is
> that 'strcmp()' is doing compiler-specific magic. You're just delaying
> the inevitable warnings about the other uses of that thing.
> 

Makes sense. I'll change the patch accordingly.

Thanks,
Guenter

  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-12 20:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-12 16:01 [PATCH 0/4] Introduce and use absolute_pointer macro Guenter Roeck
2021-09-12 16:01 ` [PATCH 1/4] compiler.h: Introduce " Guenter Roeck
2021-09-12 16:01 ` [PATCH 2/4] net: i825xx: Use absolute_pointer for memcpy on fixed memory location Guenter Roeck
2021-09-12 16:11   ` Jeroen Roovers
2021-09-12 16:16     ` Guenter Roeck
2021-09-12 16:01 ` [PATCH 3/4] parisc: Use absolute_pointer for memcmp " Guenter Roeck
2021-09-12 19:11   ` Linus Torvalds
2021-09-12 19:58     ` Helge Deller
2021-09-12 20:28       ` Guenter Roeck
2021-09-12 16:01 ` [PATCH 4/4] alpha: Use absolute_pointer for strcmp " Guenter Roeck
2021-09-12 19:13   ` Linus Torvalds
2021-09-12 20:15     ` Guenter Roeck [this message]
2021-09-12 20:37     ` Guenter Roeck
2021-09-12 22:58       ` Linus Torvalds

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