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Date:   Fri, 10 May 2019 03:08:53 +0200
From:   Nicholas Mc Guire <>
To:     "David S. Miller" <>
Cc:     Arun Kumar Neelakantam <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Anshuman Khandual <>,
        David Hildenbrand <>,
        Arnd Bergmann <>,
        Johannes Berg <>,,,
        Nicholas Mc Guire <>
Subject: [PATCH] net: qrtr: use protocol endiannes variable

sparse was unable to verify endianness correctness due to reassignment
from le32_to_cpu to the same variable - fix this warning up by providing
a proper __le32 type and initializing it. This is not actually fixing
any bug - rather just addressing the sparse warning.

Signed-off-by: Nicholas Mc Guire <>

Problem located by an experimental coccinelle script to locate
patters that make sparse unhappy (false positives):

sparse was unhappy about:
net/qrtr/qrtr.c:811:24: warning: cast to restricted __le32

The patch does change the binary - from inspection of the .lst files
it seems that the additional variable as well instruction reordering
constraints change the code even if the code-logic is the same.

Patch was compile-tested with: qcom_defconfig + QRTR=m

Patch is against 5.1 (localversion-next is next-20190509)

 net/qrtr/qrtr.c | 7 ++++---
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/qrtr/qrtr.c b/net/qrtr/qrtr.c
index dd0e97f..c90edaa 100644
--- a/net/qrtr/qrtr.c
+++ b/net/qrtr/qrtr.c
@@ -733,7 +733,8 @@ static int qrtr_sendmsg(struct socket *sock, struct msghdr *msg, size_t len)
 	struct qrtr_node *node;
 	struct sk_buff *skb;
 	size_t plen;
-	u32 type = QRTR_TYPE_DATA;
+	u32 type = 0;
+	__le32 qrtr_type = cpu_to_le32(QRTR_TYPE_DATA);
 	int rc;
 	if (msg->msg_flags & ~(MSG_DONTWAIT))
@@ -807,8 +808,8 @@ static int qrtr_sendmsg(struct socket *sock, struct msghdr *msg, size_t len)
 		/* control messages already require the type as 'command' */
-		skb_copy_bits(skb, 0, &type, 4);
-		type = le32_to_cpu(type);
+		skb_copy_bits(skb, 0, &qrtr_type, 4);
+		type = le32_to_cpu(qrtr_type);
 	rc = enqueue_fn(node, skb, type, &ipc->us, addr);

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