Re: [PATCH] fix compiler warning in drivers/media/video/video-buf.c

From: Mauro Carvalho Chehab
Date: Fri Sep 29 2006 - 15:55:15 EST

Em Qui, 2006-09-28 às 10:51 -0700, Andrew Morton escreveu:
> On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 10:31:58 -0700
> Martin Bligh <mbligh@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> That being said, this driver is wrong to be storing dma addresses in a
> void*. And indeed there is a FIXME regarding this at
> include/linux/videodev2.h:476, so I guess hiding this warning won't obscure
> any fault which wasn't already known about..

Yes. The original structure is:

struct v4l2_framebuffer
__u32 capability;
__u32 flags;
void* base;
struct v4l2_pix_format fmt;

Since this is used at ioctl definition, changing this would break
userspace apps. We might replace this to something like:

struct v4l2_framebuffer
__u32 capability;
__u32 flags;
union {
void* base_ptr; /*FOO definition to avoid breaking userpace apps */
dma_addr_t base;
struct v4l2_pix_format fmt;

This way, base will have the expected type, and it won't break any
userspace app if sizeof(void *)<=sizeof(base). I think this is true for
all architectures (anyway, if it isn't, v4l is broken anyway).

What do you think?


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