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Date:	Wed, 5 Dec 2007 09:55:16 -0800
From:	Mark Fasheh <>
To:	Al Viro <>
Cc:	Linus Torvalds <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] remove nonsense force-casts from ocfs2

On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 08:46:47AM +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> 	endianness annotations in networking code had been in place for
> quite a while; in particular, sin_port and s_addr are annotated as
> big-endian.  Code in ocfs2 had __force casts added apparently to shut the
> sparse warnings up; of course, these days they only serve to *produce*
> warnings for no reason whatsoever...
> Signed-off-by: Al Viro <>
Acked-by: Mark Fasheh <>

Thanks a lot Al.

Mark Fasheh
Senior Software Developer, Oracle
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