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Date:   Wed, 22 Sep 2021 23:40:19 -0400
From:   Sasha Levin <>
Cc:     Guenter Roeck <>,
        Linus Torvalds <>,
        Geert Uytterhoeven <>,
        Sasha Levin <>,,
Subject: [PATCH AUTOSEL 4.9 03/11] compiler.h: Introduce absolute_pointer macro

From: Guenter Roeck <>

[ Upstream commit f6b5f1a56987de837f8e25cd560847106b8632a8 ]

absolute_pointer() disassociates a pointer from its originating symbol
type and context. Use it to prevent compiler warnings/errors such as

  drivers/net/ethernet/i825xx/82596.c: In function 'i82596_probe':
  arch/m68k/include/asm/string.h:72:25: error:
	'__builtin_memcpy' reading 6 bytes from a region of size 0 [-Werror=stringop-overread]

Such warnings may be reported by gcc 11.x for string and memory
operations on fixed addresses.

Suggested-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <>
Reviewed-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
 include/linux/compiler.h | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/compiler.h b/include/linux/compiler.h
index 824b1b97f989..10937279b152 100644
--- a/include/linux/compiler.h
+++ b/include/linux/compiler.h
@@ -233,6 +233,8 @@ void ftrace_likely_update(struct ftrace_branch_data *f, int val, int expect);
     (typeof(ptr)) (__ptr + (off)); })
+#define absolute_pointer(val)	RELOC_HIDE((void *)(val), 0)
 #define OPTIMIZER_HIDE_VAR(var) barrier()

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