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Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2024 03:57:18 +0200
From: Ismael Luceno <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ioctl: Fix implicit constant conversion overflow

On 02/Jun/2024 18:50, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 02, 2024 at 05:01:10AM +0200, Ismael Luceno wrote:
> > On 31/May/2024 22:34, Rich Felker wrote:
> > <...>
> > > > +#define _IOW(a,b,c) _IOC(_IOC_WRITE,(a),(b),(int)sizeof(c))
> > > > +#define _IOR(a,b,c) _IOC(_IOC_READ,(a),(b),(int)sizeof(c))
> > > > +#define _IOWR(a,b,c) _IOC(_IOC_READ|_IOC_WRITE,(a),(b),(int)sizeof(c))
> > > 
> > > I don't see how this helps with the warning you're trying to suppress,
> > 
> > GCC disagrees; the warnings go away because it's this element that
> > causes the whole expression to be promoted to unsigned long long,
> > so making it smaller (we can use unsigned int instead) avoids the
> > issue.
> In that case gcc is just being inconsistent. Both the conversion from
> unsigned int to int and size_t to int are non-value-preserving. It
> makes no sense that it warns for the latter but not for the former.
> "Make weird inconsistent warning messages go away" is not a motivation
> for a change. If the command macros could all be made to have type int
> (matcing the ioctl argument) without introducing new problems, that
> would be a well-motivated change. I suppose "make them have type
> unsigned int rather than unsigned long so that they're not
> gratuitously over-wide" might be well-motivated too, but I suspect it
> leaves in place warnings in some places. "Fix implicit constant
> conversion overflow" is not a well-motivated change since there is no
> overflow.

GCC doesn't make much sense here but the warning appears with several
versions of GCC.

An explicit cast at _IOC instead would make sense to me, but what could
break in your opinion?

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