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SubjectRe: automated warning notifications
[CC sparse developers]

// on setting up a list and sending newly found sparse warnings to it

On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 10:12:22AM +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 09:48:35AM +0800, Fengguang Wu wrote:
> > The lots of false warnings are a big problem. It makes the automated
> > notification more noises than signals to people. So I end up disabling
> > the sparse check totally..
> >
> I do a basic sanity check of my emails before I send them.

Yeah that would be better.

> Sometimes I do send false positives. If the warning is introduced
> by a very new code then probably the patch author can answer my
> question off the top of her head. Also I send some false positives
> just to try learn what the rules are.


> > In an average working day, 1-2 build errors will be caught and email
> > notified. I guess there will be more sparse warnings if it's turned
> > on.
> >
> > Perhaps the sparse warnings can be enabled, but only sent to the patch
> > author. If you and anyone else are interested, they could be sent to
> > some mailing list, too. One thing I'm sure is, we probably never want
> > to disturb the busy maintainers with these warnings.
> Eventually I think we will want to set up a mailing list for this or
> we will start sending duplicate messages.

Fair enough. How can we setup the mailing list? Once the list up, it
would be trivial for me to send sparse warnings out there.


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