[PATCH] the wrong variable checked after request_irq()

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Mon Jul 16 08:07:49 EST 2007

On Sun, 2007-07-15 at 23:02 +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 16, 2007 at 07:40:38AM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > On Sun, 2007-07-15 at 20:59 +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> > > Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro at zeniv.linux.org.uk>
> > 
> > Acked-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org>
> > 
> > Out of curiosity, how did you pick it up ? You have some automated tool
> > to catch that (or sparse changes) or you just did -lots- of code
> > inspection ?
> While testing sparse changes, actually (comparing pointers to null
> pointer constant spelled without a cast to void *)...  That gave several
> hundred hits, most of them being immediately obvious (picking the lines
> by file and line number and looking through the list had eliminated all
> but about a dozen or two).  Several were not...

Ok. In fact, it would have been nice if gcc had been able to pick it up
for another reason. The old code is:

	if (cascade == NULL)

	cascade_irq = irq_of_parse_and_map(cascade, 0);
	if (cascade == NO_IRQ) {
		printk(KERN_ERR "mpic: failed to map cascade interrupt");

And NO_IRQ is 0 on powerpc nowadays. Thus the test can never be true :-)

But it looks like gcc doesn't pick that up.


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