On Thu, Jul 12, 2007 at 03:47:04PM +0100, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> > Author: Atsushi Nemoto <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wed Jul 11 23:12:00 2007 +0900
> > Comitter: Ralf Baechle <email@example.com> Thu Jul 12 14:39:44 2007 +0100
> > Commit: 57be612bf3815728ad29f39a09a1c70d71bd279c
> > Gitweb: http://www.linux-mips.org/g/linux/57be612b
> > Branch: master
> > CKSEG1ADDR() returns unsigned int value on 32bit kernel. Cast it to
> This is not true. With a 32-bit kernel CKSEG1ADDR(), quite
> intentionally, returns a *signed* int.
> Since you have decided to fix the symptom rather than the bug I would at
> least suggest to cast the result to "long" first and only then drop the
> signedness. Otherwise it looks misleading to a casual reader.
More a general comment on the use of KSEG0, KSEG1, KSEG1ADDR and similar
macros. They've been used in about every piece of MIPS UNIX OS kernel
and driver code I ever touched. But generally we want to abstract such
architecture specific knowledge away from drivers, even platform-specific
drivers. So Linux code should prefer to use the standard Linux interfaces
such as ioremap, readb, writeb etc. over those old macros.