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[1/4] compiler.h: Introduce absolute_pointer macro

Message ID 20210912160149.2227137-2-linux@roeck-us.net
State New
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Series Introduce and use absolute_pointer macro | expand

Commit Message

Guenter Roeck Sept. 12, 2021, 4:01 p.m. UTC
absolute_pointer() disassociates a pointer from its originating symbol
type and context. Use it to prevent compiler warnings/errors such as

drivers/net/ethernet/i825xx/82596.c: In function 'i82596_probe':
./arch/m68k/include/asm/string.h:72:25: error:
	'__builtin_memcpy' reading 6 bytes from a region of size 0

Such warnings may be reported by gcc 11.x for string and memory operations
on fixed addresses.

Suggested-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>
 include/linux/compiler.h | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/include/linux/compiler.h b/include/linux/compiler.h
index b67261a1e3e9..3d5af56337bd 100644
--- a/include/linux/compiler.h
+++ b/include/linux/compiler.h
@@ -188,6 +188,8 @@  void ftrace_likely_update(struct ftrace_likely_data *f, int val,
     (typeof(ptr)) (__ptr + (off)); })
+#define absolute_pointer(val)	RELOC_HIDE((void *)(val), 0)
 /* Make the optimizer believe the variable can be manipulated arbitrarily. */
 #define OPTIMIZER_HIDE_VAR(var)						\