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From: Tobias Klauser <>
To: Andrew Morton <>
	Christoph Hellwig <>, Al Viro <>
Subject: [PATCH] fs: adjust dirtytime_interval_handler definition to match prototype
Date: Mon,  7 Sep 2020 11:31:40 +0200
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Commit 32927393dc1c ("sysctl: pass kernel pointers to ->proc_handler")
changed ctl_table.proc_handler to take a kernel pointer. Adjust the
definition of dirtytime_interval_handler to match its prototype in
linux/writeback.h which fixes the following sparse error/warning:

fs/fs-writeback.c:2189:50: warning: incorrect type in argument 3 (different address spaces)
fs/fs-writeback.c:2189:50:    expected void *
fs/fs-writeback.c:2189:50:    got void [noderef] __user *buffer
fs/fs-writeback.c:2184:5: error: symbol 'dirtytime_interval_handler' redeclared with different type (incompatible argument 3 (different address spaces)):
fs/fs-writeback.c:2184:5:    int extern [addressable] [signed] [toplevel] dirtytime_interval_handler( ... )
fs/fs-writeback.c: note: in included file:
./include/linux/writeback.h:374:5: note: previously declared as:
./include/linux/writeback.h:374:5:    int extern [addressable] [signed] [toplevel] dirtytime_interval_handler( ... )

Fixes: 32927393dc1c ("sysctl: pass kernel pointers to ->proc_handler")
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <>
Cc: Al Viro <>
Signed-off-by: Tobias Klauser <>
 fs/fs-writeback.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/fs/fs-writeback.c b/fs/fs-writeback.c
index 149227160ff0..58b27e4070a3 100644
--- a/fs/fs-writeback.c
+++ b/fs/fs-writeback.c
@@ -2184,7 +2184,7 @@ static int __init start_dirtytime_writeback(void)
 int dirtytime_interval_handler(struct ctl_table *table, int write,
-			       void __user *buffer, size_t *lenp, loff_t *ppos)
+			       void *buffer, size_t *lenp, loff_t *ppos)
 	int ret;

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