mount.cifs - "Const" warnings patch
Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer
mdw at samba.org
Sat Nov 7 08:45:45 MST 2009
Yeah, please apply! My mission of this patch(set) was to prevent "CONST" warnings. Your solution does it in a very elegant manner (I would have only introduced another discard-const macro - which is far from perfect). Therefore it should be perfectly okay!
Thanks for working with me on the CONST issue.
--- Jeff Layton <jlayton at samba.org> schrieb am Sa, 7.11.2009:
Von: Jeff Layton <jlayton at samba.org>
Betreff: Re: mount.cifs - "Const" warnings patch
An: "Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer" <mdw at samba.org>
CC: "Samba Technical Mailinglist" <samba-technical at lists.samba.org>
Datum: Samstag, 7. November 2009, 14:19
On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 21:36:19 +0100
Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer <mdw at samba.org> wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> sorry, sorry - sometimes I forget the attachments.
> Now it should be okay.
No problem, I do the same thing sometimes.
The patch looks safe enough, but I wonder whether the problem is really
in addmntent. Looking at a recent glibc, it doesn't look like addmntent
ever changes any of the strings it gets passed. If any of them need to
be reencoded, it uses alloca to get a new buffer and reencodes the
string into that. Maybe the prototype for it should declare the struct
Fixing it there though may be problematic. Assuming that not stripping
off the const generates a warning, maybe it would be a little more
clear to just declare a non-const variable to hold a "cifs" string and
pass that in instead. Something like this maybe?
Jeff Layton <jlayton at samba.org>
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