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Old 06-10-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
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compile error: invalid operands for binary >> for pgd_index(addr) macro

Hi all,
I am writing a driver for a pci device and am trying to translate a virtual address to locate its page table entry using the set of macros in asm/pgtable.h

I am giving a void * to pgd_index(addr) macro to give me a relative position in Page global directory.
But instead while compiling, it gives me an error saying:
error: invalid operands to binary >> (have void * and 'int')

I don't understand what is wrong because as I know, I am supposed to pass a virtual address to the macro to get the pgd index.

Thanks for help.

Old 06-10-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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i figured it out. The macro requires an unsigned long to resolve the error. But I dont understand why because the definition of macro says it requires a void pointer.



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