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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [PERF] (Userspace Tools) Fix a compilation error with -fstack-protector and -Werror
On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 9:40 AM, Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
>
> * Brian Gitonga Marete <marete@toshnix.com> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 2:38 AM, Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 02:24:00AM +0300, Brian Gitonga Marete wrote:
>> >> The following patch fixes compilation of the perf user-space tools on,
>> >> for example, gcc version 4.3.3 (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4) . It should not
>> >> break anything else.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > What kind of warning have you encountered and why it fixes it?
>> > Can you describe that in your changelog?
>> >
>>
>> Hello Frederic,
>>
>> Some versions of gcc, e.g. gcc version 4.3.3 (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4), have the
>> (default) minimum size of buffers protected by `-fstack-protector' set to 8. But
>> in perf, there exist much smaller automatic buffers.
>
> Hm, it's this code:
>
>        /* newtWinChoice should really be accepting const char pointers... */
>        char yes[] = "Yes", no[] = "No";
>        return newtWinChoice(NULL, yes, no, (char *)msg) == 1;
>
> I.e. the code is messy and GCC is right to warn about it. Hence it would be somewhat
> bad to actually remove the warning that pointed out some dodgy piece of code.
>
> Even if marking it const doesnt work due to the external libnewt API, we could at
> least put 'yes' and 'no' into file scope and mark them static?

OK. Now that I actually look closely at that fragment I can see its
useless to create the automatic arrays. Local string literals would
also work (i.e. just pass `"Yes"' and `"No"' to newtWinChoice). But
can also do what you suggested if it is anticipated that they will be
used somewhere else within the file at some other time -- Currently
they are not.

Thanks.
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Brian Gitonga Marete
Toshnix Systems
Tel: +254722151590
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