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[30/91] lib: crc8: pointer to data block should be const

Message ID 20210507010337.6trrQ_n_J%akpm@linux-foundation.org (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series [01/91] alpha: eliminate old-style function definitions | expand

Commit Message

Andrew Morton May 7, 2021, 1:03 a.m. UTC
From: Richard Fitzgerald <rf@opensource.cirrus.com>
Subject: lib: crc8: pointer to data block should be const

crc8() does not change the data passed to it, so the pointer argument
should be declared const.  This avoids callers that receive const data
having to cast it to a non-const pointer to call crc8().

Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20210329122409.3291-1-rf@opensource.cirrus.com
Signed-off-by: Richard Fitzgerald <rf@opensource.cirrus.com>
Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
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 include/linux/crc8.h |    2 +-
 lib/crc8.c           |    2 +-
 2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
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--- a/include/linux/crc8.h~lib-crc8-pointer-to-data-block-should-be-const
+++ a/include/linux/crc8.h
@@ -96,6 +96,6 @@  void crc8_populate_msb(u8 table[CRC8_TAB
  * Williams, Ross N., ross<at>ross.net
  * (see URL http://www.ross.net/crc/download/crc_v3.txt).
  */
-u8 crc8(const u8 table[CRC8_TABLE_SIZE], u8 *pdata, size_t nbytes, u8 crc);
+u8 crc8(const u8 table[CRC8_TABLE_SIZE], const u8 *pdata, size_t nbytes, u8 crc);
 
 #endif /* __CRC8_H_ */
--- a/lib/crc8.c~lib-crc8-pointer-to-data-block-should-be-const
+++ a/lib/crc8.c
@@ -71,7 +71,7 @@  EXPORT_SYMBOL(crc8_populate_lsb);
  * @nbytes: number of bytes in data buffer.
  * @crc: previous returned crc8 value.
  */
-u8 crc8(const u8 table[CRC8_TABLE_SIZE], u8 *pdata, size_t nbytes, u8 crc)
+u8 crc8(const u8 table[CRC8_TABLE_SIZE], const u8 *pdata, size_t nbytes, u8 crc)
 {
 	/* loop over the buffer data */
 	while (nbytes-- > 0)