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Date:   Tue, 21 Jul 2020 07:23:26 +0200
From:   Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
To:     Luc Van Oostenryck <luc.vanoostenryck@...il.com>
Cc:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        Alexei Starovoitov <ast@...nel.org>,
        Daniel Borkmann <daniel@...earbox.net>,
        Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@....inr.ac.ru>,
        Hideaki YOSHIFUJI <yoshfuji@...ux-ipv6.org>,
        Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>,
        linux-crypto@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, bpf@...r.kernel.org,
        netfilter-devel@...r.kernel.org, coreteam@...filter.org,
        linux-sctp@...r.kernel.org, linux-hams@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-bluetooth@...r.kernel.org, bridge@...ts.linux-foundation.org,
        linux-can@...r.kernel.org, dccp@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-decnet-user@...ts.sourceforge.net,
        linux-wpan@...r.kernel.org, linux-s390@...r.kernel.org,
        mptcp@...ts.01.org, lvs-devel@...r.kernel.org,
        rds-devel@....oracle.com, linux-afs@...ts.infradead.org,
        tipc-discussion@...ts.sourceforge.net, linux-x25@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 02/24] bpfilter: fix up a sparse annotation

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 04:40:16AM +0200, Luc Van Oostenryck wrote:
> >  	req.pid = current->pid;
> >  	req.cmd = optname;
> > -	req.addr = (long __force __user)optval;
> > +	req.addr = (__force long)optval;
> 
> For casts to integers, even '__force' is not needed (since integers
> can't be dereferenced, the concept of address-space is meaningless
> for them, so it's never useful to warn when it's dropped and
> '__force' is thus not needed).

That's what I thought. but if I remove it here I actually do get a
warning:

CHECK   net/bpfilter/bpfilter_kern.c
net/bpfilter/bpfilter_kern.c:52:21: warning: cast removes address space '__user' of expression

Using this recent sparse build:

hch@...ck:~/work/linux$ sparse --version
v0.6.2-49-g707c5017

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