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Date:   Wed, 6 May 2020 17:31:07 -0400
From:   Murali Karicheri <>
To:     <>, <>, <>,
Subject: [net PATCH v2] net: hsr: fix incorrect type usage for protocol variable

Fix following sparse checker warning:-

net/hsr/hsr_slave.c:38:18: warning: incorrect type in assignment (different base types)
net/hsr/hsr_slave.c:38:18:    expected unsigned short [unsigned] [usertype] protocol
net/hsr/hsr_slave.c:38:18:    got restricted __be16 [usertype] h_proto
net/hsr/hsr_slave.c:39:25: warning: restricted __be16 degrades to integer
net/hsr/hsr_slave.c:39:57: warning: restricted __be16 degrades to integer

Signed-off-by: Murali Karicheri <>
Acked-by: Vinicius Costa Gomes <>
 v2 : Added Acked-by from Vinicius Costa Gomes
 net/hsr/hsr_slave.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/net/hsr/hsr_slave.c b/net/hsr/hsr_slave.c
index f4b9f7a3ce51..25b6ffba26cd 100644
--- a/net/hsr/hsr_slave.c
+++ b/net/hsr/hsr_slave.c
@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@ static rx_handler_result_t hsr_handle_frame(struct sk_buff **pskb)
 	struct sk_buff *skb = *pskb;
 	struct hsr_port *port;
-	u16 protocol;
+	__be16 protocol;
 	if (!skb_mac_header_was_set(skb)) {
 		WARN_ONCE(1, "%s: skb invalid", __func__);

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