[linux-dvb] [PATCH]: second attempt to fix 64-bit warning in saa7146_hlp.c

Johannes Stezenbach js at linuxtv.org
Mon Dec 19 12:24:40 CET 2005

On Mon, Dec 19, 2005, Hans Verkuil wrote:
> OK, after receiving some comments about my fix in saa7146_hlp.c I'm submitting
> it again (and this time to the list first, my apologies for not doing that
> before) and this time with the comment I should have added in the first place.
> I didn't just hide a warning, I actually thought about it :-)


> +	/* The base pointer is a 32-bit pointer into DMA memory.
> +	   The unsigned long cast is to remove a 64-bit compile warning since
> +	   it looks like a 64-bit address is cast to a 32-bit value. */
> +	u32 base = (u32)(unsigned long)vv->ov_fb.base;

For me at least, this needs more explanation. Why are these pointers
32bit even on a 64bit machine?

If they are PCI addresses, then I believe there are machines who have
the bus not mapped at address zero but at some offset, so you need
64 bits to represent a 32bit PCI address. (Also, shouldn't this be
dma_addr_t in this case? What type does vv->ov_fb.base have?)

If if is just an offset then the name is wrong.

Will this value be set in a 32bit chip register?


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