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Date:   Sun, 13 Nov 2016 01:09:28 -0800
From:   tip-bot for Borislav Petkov <>
Subject: [tip:efi/urgent] x86/efi: Fix EFI memmap pointer size warning

Commit-ID:  02e56902e40e4c1ff57590c717e46377b72d5966
Author:     Borislav Petkov <>
AuthorDate: Sat, 12 Nov 2016 21:04:23 +0000
Committer:  Ingo Molnar <>
CommitDate: Sun, 13 Nov 2016 08:26:40 +0100

x86/efi: Fix EFI memmap pointer size warning

Fix this when building on 32-bit:

  arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c: In function ‘__efi_enter_virtual_mode’:
  arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c:911:5: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size [-Wint-to-pointer-cast]
       (efi_memory_desc_t *)pa);
  arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c:918:5: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size [-Wint-to-pointer-cast]
       (efi_memory_desc_t *)pa);

The @pa local variable is declared as phys_addr_t and that is a u64 when
CONFIG_PHYS_ADDR_T_64BIT=y. (The last is enabled on 32-bit on a PAE

However, its value comes from __pa() which is basically doing pointer
arithmetic and checking, and returns unsigned long as it is the native
pointer width.

So let's use an unsigned long too. It should be fine to do so because
the later users cast it to a pointer too.

Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <>
Signed-off-by: Matt Fleming <>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <>
Cc: Ard Biesheuvel <>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <>
Cc: Brian Gerst <>
Cc: Denys Vlasenko <>
Cc: H. Peter Anvin <>
Cc: Josh Poimboeuf <>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
 arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
index bf99aa7..936a488 100644
--- a/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
+++ b/arch/x86/platform/efi/efi.c
@@ -861,7 +861,7 @@ static void __init __efi_enter_virtual_mode(void)
 	int count = 0, pg_shift = 0;
 	void *new_memmap = NULL;
 	efi_status_t status;
-	phys_addr_t pa;
+	unsigned long pa;
 	efi.systab = NULL;

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