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Date:	Sat, 10 Feb 2007 07:02:14 +0100
From:	Michael Buesch <mb@...sch.de>
To:	Daniel Drake <dsd@...too.org>
Cc:	linville@...driver.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org, kune@...ne-taler.de,
	rpjday@...dspring.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] zd1211rw: Readd zd_addr_t cast

On Saturday 10 February 2007 02:27, Daniel Drake wrote:
> Robert P.J. Day's recent commit ("getting rid of all casts of k[cmz]alloc()
> calls") introduced a sparse warning for zd1211rw, related to our type-checking
> of addresses.
> 
> 	zd_chip.c:116:15: warning: implicit cast to nocast type
> 
> This patch readds the type cast, it is correct.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Drake <dsd@...too.org>
> 
> Index: linux/drivers/net/wireless/zd1211rw/zd_chip.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux.orig/drivers/net/wireless/zd1211rw/zd_chip.c
> +++ linux/drivers/net/wireless/zd1211rw/zd_chip.c
> @@ -113,7 +113,7 @@ int zd_ioread32v_locked(struct zd_chip *
>  
>  	/* Allocate a single memory block for values and addresses. */
>  	count16 = 2*count;
> -	a16 = kmalloc(count16 * (sizeof(zd_addr_t) + sizeof(u16)),
> +	a16 = (zd_addr_t *) kmalloc(count16 * (sizeof(zd_addr_t) + sizeof(u16)),
>  		                   GFP_NOFS);

Unrelated, but I am wondering since quite some time why you pass GFP_NOFS here.
Any special reason? I think in general there is no good reason for code outside
of the VFS to use this flag.
IMHO you should pass either GFP_ATOMIC or GFP_KERNEL.
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