[Patch] Signedness issue in drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c

From: Eric Sesterhenn
Date: Sat Aug 19 2006 - 13:31:12 EST


while checking gcc 4.1 -Wextra warnings, I stumbled across the following
two warnings:

drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c:528: warning: comparison of unsigned expression < 0 is always false
drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c:546: warning: comparison of unsigned expression < 0 is always false

Since phy_read() returns an integer and can return negative values, it
seems to me the best way to get proper error handling working again
is to make val an int. Currently it is an u32, so the < 0 check
always fails.

Signed-off-by: Eric Sesterhenn <snakebyte@xxxxxx>

--- linux-2.6.18-rc4/drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c.orig 2006-08-19 18:22:56.000000000 +0200
+++ linux-2.6.18-rc4/drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c 2006-08-19 18:24:49.000000000 +0200
@@ -513,7 +513,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(genphy_read_status);

static int genphy_config_init(struct phy_device *phydev)
- u32 val;
+ int val;
u32 features;

/* For now, I'll claim that the generic driver supports

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