[Intel-wired-lan] [PATCH 1/8] ice: use __le16 types for explicitly Little Endian values

Jacob Keller jacob.e.keller at intel.com
Wed Mar 11 21:33:12 UTC 2020

The ice_read_sr_aq function returns words in the Little Endian format.
Remove the need for __force and typecasting by using a local variable in
the ice_read_sr_word_aq function.

Additionally clarify explicitly that the ice_read_sr_aq function takes
storage for __le16 values instead of using u16.

Being explicit about the endianness of this data helps when using tools
like sparse to catch endian-related issues.

Signed-off-by: Jacob Keller <jacob.e.keller at intel.com>
Reviewed-by: Jesse Brandeburg <jesse.brandeburg at intel.com>
 drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_nvm.c | 12 +++++++-----
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_nvm.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_nvm.c
index f6e25db22c23..5597ec50a662 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_nvm.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ice/ice_nvm.c
@@ -80,13 +80,14 @@ ice_check_sr_access_params(struct ice_hw *hw, u32 offset, u16 words)
  * @hw: pointer to the HW structure
  * @offset: offset in words from module start
  * @words: number of words to read
- * @data: buffer for words reads from Shadow RAM
+ * @data: storage for the words read from Shadow RAM (Little Endian)
  * @last_command: tells the AdminQ that this is the last command
- * Reads 16-bit word buffers from the Shadow RAM using the admin command.
+ * Reads 16-bit Little Endian word buffers from the Shadow RAM using the admin
+ * command.
 static enum ice_status
-ice_read_sr_aq(struct ice_hw *hw, u32 offset, u16 words, u16 *data,
+ice_read_sr_aq(struct ice_hw *hw, u32 offset, u16 words, __le16 *data,
 	       bool last_command)
 	enum ice_status status;
@@ -116,10 +117,11 @@ static enum ice_status
 ice_read_sr_word_aq(struct ice_hw *hw, u16 offset, u16 *data)
 	enum ice_status status;
+	__le16 data_local;
-	status = ice_read_sr_aq(hw, offset, 1, data, true);
+	status = ice_read_sr_aq(hw, offset, 1, &data_local, true);
 	if (!status)
-		*data = le16_to_cpu(*(__force __le16 *)data);
+		*data = le16_to_cpu(data_local);
 	return status;

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