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Date:   Sun, 19 Mar 2023 16:56:11 +0700
From:   msizanoen <msizanoen@...labs.xyz>
To:     Pali Rohár <pali@...nel.org>,
        Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@...il.com>,
        Hans de Goede <hdegoede@...hat.com>
Cc:     stable@...r.kernel.org, linux-input@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] input: alps: fix compatibility with -funsigned-char

Patch confirmed working as expected on real hardware.

Tested-by: msizanoen <msizanoen@...labs.xyz>

On 3/18/23 21:42, msizanoen wrote:
> The AlpsPS/2 code previously relied on the assumption that `char` is a
> signed type, which was true on x86 platforms (the only place where this
> driver is used) before kernel 6.2. However, on 6.2 and later, this
> assumption is broken due to the introduction of -funsigned-char as a new
> global compiler flag.
>
> Fix this by explicitly specifying the signedness of `char` when sign
> extending the values received from the device.
>
> Fixes: f3f33c677699 ("Input: alps - Rushmore and v7 resolution support")
> Cc: stable@...r.kernel.org
> Signed-off-by: msizanoen <msizanoen@...labs.xyz>
> ---
>   drivers/input/mouse/alps.c | 8 ++++----
>   1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/input/mouse/alps.c b/drivers/input/mouse/alps.c
> index 989228b5a0a4..1c570d373b30 100644
> --- a/drivers/input/mouse/alps.c
> +++ b/drivers/input/mouse/alps.c
> @@ -2294,20 +2294,20 @@ static int alps_get_v3_v7_resolution(struct psmouse *psmouse, int reg_pitch)
>   	if (reg < 0)
>   		return reg;
>   
> -	x_pitch = (char)(reg << 4) >> 4; /* sign extend lower 4 bits */
> +	x_pitch = (signed char)(reg << 4) >> 4; /* sign extend lower 4 bits */
>   	x_pitch = 50 + 2 * x_pitch; /* In 0.1 mm units */
>   
> -	y_pitch = (char)reg >> 4; /* sign extend upper 4 bits */
> +	y_pitch = (signed char)reg >> 4; /* sign extend upper 4 bits */
>   	y_pitch = 36 + 2 * y_pitch; /* In 0.1 mm units */
>   
>   	reg = alps_command_mode_read_reg(psmouse, reg_pitch + 1);
>   	if (reg < 0)
>   		return reg;
>   
> -	x_electrode = (char)(reg << 4) >> 4; /* sign extend lower 4 bits */
> +	x_electrode = (signed char)(reg << 4) >> 4; /* sign extend lower 4 bits */
>   	x_electrode = 17 + x_electrode;
>   
> -	y_electrode = (char)reg >> 4; /* sign extend upper 4 bits */
> +	y_electrode = (signed char)reg >> 4; /* sign extend upper 4 bits */
>   	y_electrode = 13 + y_electrode;
>   
>   	x_phys = x_pitch * (x_electrode - 1); /* In 0.1 mm units */

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