[PATCH] drm/amdgpu: fix 32-bit compiler warning

Chris Wilson chris at chris-wilson.co.uk
Wed Oct 7 02:21:01 PDT 2015

On Wed, Oct 07, 2015 at 10:57:11AM +0200, Christian König wrote:
> On 07.10.2015 09:41, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> >The new amdgpu driver passes a user space pointer in a 64-bit structure
> >member, which is the correct way to do it, but it attempts to
> >directly cast it to a __user pointer in the kernel, which causes
> >a warning in three places:
> >
> >drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_cs.c: In function 'amdgpu_cs_parser_init':
> >drm/amd/amdgpu/amdgpu_cs.c:180:21: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size [-Wint-to-pointer-cast]
> >   chunk_array_user = (uint64_t __user *)(cs->in.chunks);
> >
> >This changes all three to add an intermediate cast to 'unsigned long'
> >as other drivers do. This avoids the warning and works correctly on
> >both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.
> >
> >Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
> Well if I'm not completely mistaken this is the second time we need
> to fix this because somebody thought the cast was unnecessary.
> Anyway the patch is Reviewed-by: Christian König
> <christian.koenig at amd.com> and I'm going to keep an eye open for the
> next time somebody tries to remove this.

We use

static inline void __user *to_user_ptr(u64 address)
        return (void __user *)(uintptr_t)address;

to make the intention clear and hide the cast from prying eyes.

Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre

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