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SubjectRe: [PATCH] spi: tegra: avoid unsigned->signed->unsigned promotion
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> On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 06:12:44PM +0100, Michal Nazarewicz wrote:
>> u8 type, which is unsigned, is promoted to int, which is singned, when
>> doing a binary shift. Then, on 64-bit machines, it is further promoted
>> to unsigned long which may lead to more significant half of the value
>> to be all ones. To avoid this, explicitly promote to an unsigned type.

On Fri, Nov 29 2013, Thierry Reding wrote:
> But I don't think there's a real issue here. Even on 64-bit platforms,
> writel() will only write 32-bit registers, and therefore discard the
> upper 32 bits.
>
> I think in general perhaps a more proper fix would be to use only u32
> instead of unsigned long for these cases, since then the problem goes
> away. u32 is also the type of the value used by writel() so it makes
> perfect sense to use it.

Yes, you're absolutely right. I dunno why I missed the fact it's used
in writel only. I'll prepare a new patch soon(ish).

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