From: Florian Fainelli
> Sent: 12 January 2017 22:51
> On 01/12/2017 01:21 PM, David Miller wrote:
> > From: Florian Fainelli <f.faine...@gmail.com>
> > Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:41:16 -0800
> >> Add a helper function to lookup a device reference given a class name.
> >> This is a preliminary patch to remove adhoc code from net/dsa/dsa.c and
> >> make it more generic.
> >> +static int dev_is_class(struct device *dev, void *class)
> > I know you are just moving code, but this class argumnet is a string
> > and thus should be "char *" or even "const char *".
> Well, this is really so that we don't need to cast the arguments passed
> to device_find_child(), which takes a void *data as well. If we made
> that a const char *class, we'd get warnings that look like these:
> drivers/base/core.c: In function 'device_find_class':
> drivers/base/core.c:2083:2: warning: passing argument 2 of
> 'device_find_child' discards 'const' qualifier from pointer target type
> [enabled by default]
> return device_find_child(parent, class, dev_is_class);
> drivers/base/core.c:2050:16: note: expected 'void *' but argument is of
> type 'const char *'
> struct device *device_find_child(struct device *parent, void *data,
Maybe device_find_child() needs changing to take 'const void *' ?