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Date:   Thu, 5 Apr 2018 16:46:02 +0200
From:   Petr Mladek <pmladek@...e.com>
To:     Andy Shevchenko <andriy.shevchenko@...ux.intel.com>
Cc:     Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Rasmus Villemoes <linux@...musvillemoes.dk>,
        "Tobin C . Harding" <me@...in.cc>, Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.cz>,
        Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@...il.com>,
        Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
        Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky.work@...il.com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 2/9] vsprintf: Consistent %pK handling for
 kptr_restrict == 0

On Thu 2018-04-05 16:04:45, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Wed, 2018-04-04 at 10:58 +0200, Petr Mladek wrote:
> > restricted_pointer() pretends that it prints the address when
> > kptr_restrict
> > is set to zero. But it is never called in this situation. Instead,
> > pointer() falls back to ptr_to_id() and hashes the pointer.
> > 
> > This patch removes the potential confusion. klp_restrict is checked
> > only
> > in restricted_pointer().
> > 
> 
> 
> >  /* Maps a pointer to a 32 bit unique identifier. */
> > -static char *ptr_to_id(char *buf, char *end, void *ptr, struct
> > printf_spec spec)
> > +static char *ptr_to_id(char *buf, char *end,
> > +		       const void *ptr, struct printf_spec spec)
> 
> I don't think this change belongs to the patch.

The const should have been there from the beginning. I have found it
because this patch added a call to ptr_to_id() which had the const
and compiler warned about cast problems.

IMHO, it is rather cosmetic change.

Best Regards,
Petr

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