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Date:   Sat, 01 Aug 2020 10:29:00 -0700
From:   Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:     Ivan Safonov <insafonov@...il.com>,
        Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@...inger.net>
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        B K Karthik <bkkarthik@...u.pes.edu>,
        Michael Straube <straube.linux@...il.com>,
        devel@...verdev.osuosl.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] staging: r8188eu: replace rtw_netdev_priv define
 with inline function

On Sat, 2020-08-01 at 19:52 +0300, Ivan Safonov wrote:
> The function guarantees type checking of arguments and return value.
> 
> Result of rtw_netdev_priv macro can be assigned to pointer
> with incompatible type without warning. The function allow compiler
> to perform this check.
[]
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/include/osdep_service.h b/drivers/staging/rtl8188eu/include/osdep_service.h
[]
> @@ -71,8 +71,11 @@ struct rtw_netdev_priv_indicator {
>  };
>  struct net_device *rtw_alloc_etherdev_with_old_priv(void *old_priv);
>  
> -#define rtw_netdev_priv(netdev)					\
> -	(((struct rtw_netdev_priv_indicator *)netdev_priv(netdev))->priv)
> +static inline struct adapter *rtw_netdev_priv(struct net_device *dev)
> +{
> +	return (((struct rtw_netdev_priv_indicator *)netdev_priv(dev))->priv);
> +}

To be similar to existing uses, this variable name should be
netdev not dev.  There are also unnecessary parentheses.

>  void rtw_free_netdev(struct net_device *netdev);

Better to use netdev like this one.

---
static inline struct adapter *rtw_netdev_priv(struct net_device *netdev)
{
	return ((struct rtw_netdev_priv_indicator *)netdev_priv(netdev))->priv;
}



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