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Date:   Sat,  9 Dec 2017 17:24:24 +0100 (CET)
From:   Christophe Leroy <>
To:     Al Viro <>
Subject: [PATCH] lib/usercopy: fix sparse errors

  CHECK   lib/usercopy.c
lib/usercopy.c:26:13: warning: incorrect type in argument 1 (different address spaces)
lib/usercopy.c:26:13:    expected void const volatile [noderef] <asn:1>*<noident>
lib/usercopy.c:26:13:    got void *to
lib/usercopy.c:27:34: warning: incorrect type in argument 1 (different address spaces)
lib/usercopy.c:27:34:    expected void const volatile *p
lib/usercopy.c:27:34:    got void const [noderef] <asn:1>*from
lib/usercopy.c:28:38: warning: incorrect type in argument 1 (different address spaces)
lib/usercopy.c:28:38:    expected void [noderef] <asn:1>*to
lib/usercopy.c:28:38:    got void *to
lib/usercopy.c:28:42: warning: incorrect type in argument 2 (different address spaces)
lib/usercopy.c:28:42:    expected void const *from
lib/usercopy.c:28:42:    got void const [noderef] <asn:1>*from
lib/usercopy.c:23:15: error: symbol '_copy_to_user' redeclared with different type (originally declared at ./include/linux/uaccess.h:140) - incompatible argument 1 (different address spaces)
  CC      lib/usercopy.o

Fixes: d597580d37377 ("generic ...copy_..._user primitives")
Signed-off-by: Christophe Leroy <>
 lib/usercopy.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/lib/usercopy.c b/lib/usercopy.c
index 15e2e6f..3744b2a 100644
--- a/lib/usercopy.c
+++ b/lib/usercopy.c
@@ -20,7 +20,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(_copy_from_user);
-unsigned long _copy_to_user(void *to, const void __user *from, unsigned long n)
+unsigned long _copy_to_user(void __user *to, const void *from, unsigned long n)
 	if (likely(access_ok(VERIFY_WRITE, to, n))) {

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