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Date:	Sun, 22 May 2011 21:19:08 -0400
From:	Eduardo Silva <>
To:	Steven Rostedt <>,
	Frederic Weisbecker <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <>,
Subject: [PATCH] kernel: Fix ftrace.c compiler warning when calling

the function ftrace_nop_replace() returns a 'static const unsigned char *'
value, so when the caller perform a direct assignment to a
'static unsigned char *', the compiler raise the following warning message:

 ftrace.c:308:6: warning: assignment discards qualifiers from pointer target type
 ftrace.c:318:6: warning: assignment discards qualifiers from pointer target type

Adding the proper casts the message goes away.

Signed-off-by: Eduardo Silva <>
 arch/x86/kernel/ftrace.c |    4 ++--
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/ftrace.c b/arch/x86/kernel/ftrace.c
index 0ba15a6..b44c3c9 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/ftrace.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/ftrace.c
@@ -305,7 +305,7 @@ int ftrace_make_nop(struct module *mod,
 	unsigned long ip = rec->ip;
 	old = ftrace_call_replace(ip, addr);
-	new = ftrace_nop_replace();
+	new = (unsigned char *) ftrace_nop_replace();
 	return ftrace_modify_code(rec->ip, old, new);
@@ -315,7 +315,7 @@ int ftrace_make_call(struct dyn_ftrace *rec, unsigned long addr)
 	unsigned char *new, *old;
 	unsigned long ip = rec->ip;
-	old = ftrace_nop_replace();
+	old = (unsigned char *) ftrace_nop_replace();
 	new = ftrace_call_replace(ip, addr);
 	return ftrace_modify_code(rec->ip, old, new);

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