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Date:   Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:35:07 +0200 (CEST)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net] net: axienet: fix a signedness bug in probe

From: "Alvaro G. M" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:05:43 +0200

> Hi, Dan
> On Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 01:59:11PM +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
>> The "lp->phy_mode" is an enum but in this context GCC treats it as an
>> unsigned int so the error handling is never triggered.
>>  		lp->phy_mode = of_get_phy_mode(pdev->dev.of_node);
>> -		if (lp->phy_mode < 0) {
>> +		if ((int)lp->phy_mode < 0) {
> This (almost) exact code appears in a lot of different drivers too,
> so maybe it'd be nice to review them all and apply the same cast if needed?

Or make the thing an int if negative values are never valid 32-bit phy_mode
values anyways.

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