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Date:   Tue, 14 Sep 2021 20:52:24 -0700
From:   Guenter Roeck <linux@...ck-us.net>
To:     Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc:     Richard Henderson <rth@...ddle.net>,
        Ivan Kokshaysky <ink@...assic.park.msu.ru>,
        Matt Turner <mattst88@...il.com>,
        "James E . J . Bottomley" <James.Bottomley@...senPartnership.com>,
        Helge Deller <deller@....de>,
        "David S . Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>, linux-alpha@...r.kernel.org,
        Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@...ux-m68k.org>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-parisc@...r.kernel.org,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-sparse@...r.kernel.org,
        Guenter Roeck <linux@...ck-us.net>
Subject: [PATCH v2 1/4] compiler.h: Introduce absolute_pointer macro

absolute_pointer() disassociates a pointer from its originating symbol
type and context. Use it to prevent compiler warnings/errors such as

drivers/net/ethernet/i825xx/82596.c: In function 'i82596_probe':
./arch/m68k/include/asm/string.h:72:25: error:
	'__builtin_memcpy' reading 6 bytes from a region of size 0
		[-Werror=stringop-overread]

Such warnings may be reported by gcc 11.x for string and memory operations
on fixed addresses.

Suggested-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <linux@...ck-us.net>
---
v2: No change

 include/linux/compiler.h | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/compiler.h b/include/linux/compiler.h
index b67261a1e3e9..3d5af56337bd 100644
--- a/include/linux/compiler.h
+++ b/include/linux/compiler.h
@@ -188,6 +188,8 @@ void ftrace_likely_update(struct ftrace_likely_data *f, int val,
     (typeof(ptr)) (__ptr + (off)); })
 #endif
 
+#define absolute_pointer(val)	RELOC_HIDE((void *)(val), 0)
+
 #ifndef OPTIMIZER_HIDE_VAR
 /* Make the optimizer believe the variable can be manipulated arbitrarily. */
 #define OPTIMIZER_HIDE_VAR(var)						\
-- 
2.33.0

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