prs_uint32 applied to pointers?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Thu May 17 00:32:34 GMT 2007

On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 03:24:58PM -0400, Mikhail T. wrote:
> Hello!
> Trying to build Samba on my FreeBSD/amd64 machine, I noticed a scary 
> warning about a pointer getting cast to an integer of lesser width.
> Indeed, the following code seems to stick the file path /pointer/ into a 
> 32-bit number:
>        uni_p = fl3->path ? (uint32)fl3->path : 0;
>        if(!prs_uint32("ptr", ps, depth, &uni_p))
>                return False;
> Although the 32-bit systems will not notice, the code does not seem 
> right for 64-bit ones, where pointers are 64-bit wide. Can someone, 
> please, comment? Silencing the warning is easy, but there may be a 
> genuine problem pointed out here.

Actually it should be putting "1" here as all that matters is
that the pointer is non-zero.


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