Fix the problem of strict aliasing

The strict-aliasing flag has been enabled in gcc. This leads to
the following compiling error:

  yapa_fw_update.c:1136:5: error: dereferencing type-punned pointer
  will break strict-aliasing rules [-Werror=strict-aliasing]
  cc1: all warnings being treated as errors

The term 'aliasing' indicates that pointers of different types
point to the same memory address. The dereference of the type-punned
pointer will lead to undefined behavior. In the particular problem
here, it tries to type cast a char pointer to an integer pointer,
and then dereferences the integer pointer.

The solution is not to type cast different pointer types (except
char pointer which is allowed in the strict aliasing rules).

TEST=Should emerge cypress-tools successfully.
(cr) emerge-{BOARD} cypress-tools

Change-Id: Id2c6fe668261383aa8b0f5824128abb1da65ce0e
Reviewed-by: Benson Leung <>
Commit-Queue: Joseph Shyh-In Hwang <>
Tested-by: Joseph Shyh-In Hwang <>
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