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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] eliminate compile warnings
    On Thu, Nov 07, 2002 at 05:33:49PM -0800, Richard Henderson wrote:
    > As for the patch itself, it's not correct. At a glance,
    > > addr = arch_get_unmapped_area_1 (PAGE_ALIGN(addr), len, limit);
    > > - if (addr != -ENOMEM)
    > > + if (addr != (unsigned) -ENOMEM)
    > addr is unsigned long. If you truncate -ENOMEM to 32-bits, it will
    > never match. There appears to be much more int/long confusion later.

    I will give my patch another thought and I will feed it to you in smaller
    pieces and with comments.

    > You have to be /exceedingly/ careful to fix these warnings without
    > introducing new bugs. If you change the type of a variable, you
    > have to examine each and every use of the variable to determine if
    > the semantics are unchanged. If you add a cast, you have to be sure
    > that you cast to a type of the correct width. If you're adding lots
    > of casts, you should think about changing the type of one or more
    > variables.

    Generally I'm aware of this - maybe a case of more coffee needed :)

    > It's enough to make me wish we had -Wno-sign-compare in CFLAGS by
    > default for the nonce. Which, incidentally, is what I've been doing
    > for my own builds.
    > There's absolutely no way I'm going to apply a jumbo patch that
    > changes hundreds of these at once. If you still want to fix these,
    > then you'll need to send them one at a time and include analysis of
    > why each change is correct.

    Will do.

    Thanks for your time.


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