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Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2022 08:41:42 +0800
From: WANG Xuerui <>
To: Arnd Bergmann <>, Huacai Chen <>
Cc:, WANG Xuerui <>,
 Linus Torvalds <>,
 linux-arch <>,
 GNU C Library <>,
 Yoshinori Sato <>,
 Peter Zijlstra <>, Marc Zyngier <>,
 Masahiro Yamada <>,
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 Jianmin Lv <>, linux-pci <>,
 Ard Biesheuvel <>, Huacai Chen <>
Subject: Re: Re: [GIT PULL] asm-generic changes for 5.19

On 6/1/22 04:40, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> lib/test_printf.c:215: warning: "PTR" redefined
>    215 | #define PTR ((void *)0xffff0123456789abUL)
>        |
> In file included from /git/arm-soc/arch/loongarch/include/asm/vdso/vdso.h:9,
>                   from
> /git/arm-soc/arch/loongarch/include/asm/vdso/gettimeofday.h:13,
>                   from /git/arm-soc/include/vdso/datapage.h:137,
>                   from /git/arm-soc/arch/loongarch/include/asm/vdso.h:11,
>                   from /git/arm-soc/arch/loongarch/include/asm/elf.h:13,
>                   from /git/arm-soc/include/linux/elf.h:6,
>                   from /git/arm-soc/include/linux/module.h:19,
>                   from /git/arm-soc/lib/test_printf.c:10:
> /git/arm-soc/arch/loongarch/include/asm/asm.h:182: note: this is the
> location of the previous definition
>    182 | #define PTR             .dword
>        |
> Not sure what the best fix is for this, maybe the contents of asm/asm.h could
> just be hidden in an "#idef __ASSEMBLER__" check. This can be a follow-up
> patch when the branch is merged.

Ah, the dreaded PTR... This has plagued Loongson users since antiquity 
(i.e. the MIPS era).

It must have been the case that the arch/loongarch was based on an 
earlier version of arch/mips, that didn't have the commit fa62f39dc7e25 
("MIPS: Fix build error due to PTR used in more places"). So the fix 
would be simple: just rename the PTR to something else. MIPS changed 
that to PTR_WD and maybe we could re-use that name.

But I agree that wrapping the whole asm/asm.h with an #ifdef 
__ASSEMBLY__ is very reasonable regardless. Maybe both could be done.

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