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SubjectRe: 2.5.59 kernel bugs
On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 01:16:40PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:

> gcc -W generates ten megabytes of warnings, with a few gems. We really need
> finer-grained control of gcc warnings so that the good ones can be turned on.
> gcc warnings are being redone at present and this might yet happen...

A 'spare time' project of mine is to get -W builds at least 'mostly clean'
The low hanging fruit got fixed up a while back. Most of the remainder
is signed comparison warnings. gcc-3.4 has promoted this warning to
show up in regular builds too, so at some point, either a lot of effort
is going to have to be undertaken to fix those, or we use -Wno-signed-compare
during builds.

> As for the rest well gee. Perhaps we should stick #error's in there to
> flush out some people who can test the fixes.

Just for giggles I did a quick audit of the results of a make
allyesconfig a few weekends ago. The number of drivers we still have
that need updating to new APIs (from tqueue conversions to cli/sti etc)
is quite disturbing. There's a lot of groundwork to be done there
hopefully before we get to a 2.6test phase, or we're going to be
obsoleting boatloads of drivers.

I meant to clean up the output and feed it all into bugzilla.
I'll get around to it sometime..


| Dave Jones.
| SuSE Labs
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