[Drbd-dev] [PATCH 13/13] DRBD: Fix comparison always false warning due to long/long long compare

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Thu Oct 13 10:43:24 CEST 2011

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:25, Philipp Reisner
<philipp.reisner at linbit.com> wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 12. Oktober 2011, 15:35:28 schrieb Geert Uytterhoeven:
>> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 14:27, Philipp Reisner
>> <philipp.reisner at linbit.com> wrote:
>> > From: David Howells <dhowells at redhat.com>
>> >
>> > Fix warnings of the following nature in the drbd header:
>> >
>> > In file included from drivers/block/drbd/drbd_bitmap.c:32:
>> > drivers/block/drbd/drbd_int.h: In function 'drbd_get_syncer_progress':
>> > drivers/block/drbd/drbd_int.h:2234: warning: comparison is always false
>> > due to limited range of data
>> >
>> > where mdev->rs_total (an unsigned long) is being compared to 1ULL << 32,
>> > which is always false on a 32-bit machine.
>> But on 32-bit, unsigned long is never larger than UINT_MAX neither, so
>> it doesn't
>> really change anything??
> As the commit message says, David's intention was to silence a compiler
> warning, not to change anything.

Sure, but
  1) Is the comparison a bug on 32-bit?
  2) I don't see a reason why (a different version of) gcc won't give
a warning for the
      new comparison always being false.



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