path: root/init/initramfs.c
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authorH Hartley Sweeten <hartleys@visionengravers.com>2012-05-31 16:26:10 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-05-31 17:49:27 -0700
commitc67e5382fb3f312c95d8d01db40fb398e6da454d (patch)
tree6e1830da7102e4f873d05b067aa39ba4425eefbc /init/initramfs.c
parent243f3803cf2a3665092c5fd6f924f453694681a6 (diff)
init: disable sparse checking of the mount.o source files
The init/mount.o source files produce a number of sparse warnings of the type: warning: incorrect type in argument 1 (different address spaces) expected char [noderef] <asn:1>*dev_name got char *name This is due to the syscalls expecting some of the arguments to be user pointers but they are being passed as kernel pointers. This is harmless but adds a lot of noise to a sparse build. To limit the noise just disable the sparse checking in the relevant source files, but still display a warning so that the user knows this has been done. Since the sparse checking has been disabled we can also remove the __user __force casts that are scattered thru the source. Signed-off-by: H Hartley Sweeten <hsweeten@visionengravers.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'init/initramfs.c')
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/init/initramfs.c b/init/initramfs.c
index 8216c303b082..84c6bf111300 100644
--- a/init/initramfs.c
+++ b/init/initramfs.c
@@ -1,3 +1,13 @@
+ * Many of the syscalls used in this file expect some of the arguments
+ * to be __user pointers not __kernel pointers. To limit the sparse
+ * noise, turn off sparse checking for this file.
+ */
+#ifdef __CHECKER__
+#undef __CHECKER__
+#warning "Sparse checking disabled for this file"
#include <linux/init.h>
#include <linux/fs.h>
#include <linux/slab.h>
@@ -74,7 +84,7 @@ static void __init free_hash(void)
-static long __init do_utime(char __user *filename, time_t mtime)
+static long __init do_utime(char *filename, time_t mtime)
struct timespec t[2];
@@ -529,7 +539,7 @@ static void __init clean_rootfs(void)
struct linux_dirent64 *dirp;
int num;
- fd = sys_open((const char __user __force *) "/", O_RDONLY, 0);
+ fd = sys_open("/", O_RDONLY, 0);
WARN_ON(fd < 0);
if (fd < 0)
@@ -589,7 +599,7 @@ static int __init populate_rootfs(void)
printk(KERN_INFO "rootfs image is not initramfs (%s)"
"; looks like an initrd\n", err);
- fd = sys_open((const char __user __force *) "/initrd.image",
+ fd = sys_open("/initrd.image",
if (fd >= 0) {
sys_write(fd, (char *)initrd_start,

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