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SubjectRe: Updating kernel.org cross compilers?
Hi Arnd, long time no see,

On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 09:58:13AM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> >> So in addition to GCC 7.1 I'd like to have at least GCC 6.3 around,
> >> which builds kernels without warnings today.
> >
> > If you don't want warnings, turn off the warnings or just don't look at
> > them... or fix the problems? Many of the new warnings point out actual
> > problems.
> >
> > Many of those sprintf problems in the kernel have already been fixed.
>
> I've been using gcc-7.0 for a long time and fixed a lot of bugs it found,
> along with more harmless warnings, but I had disabled a couple of
> warning options when I first installed gcc-7 and ended up ignoring
> those.
>
> The exact set of additional options I used is:
>
> -Wimplicit-fallthrough=0 -Wno-duplicate-decl-specifier
> -Wno-int-in-bool-context -Wno-bool-operation -Wno-format-truncation
> -Wno-format-overflow
>
> there were a couple of others that I sent kernel fixes for instead.
> I should probably revisit that list and for each of them either
> only enable it with "make W=1" or fix all known warnings.
> In the long run, I'd actually hope to fix all W=1 warnings too
> and enable them by default.

Most of those usually point out actual problems (at least code that
isn't as clear as it should be). I do hate that first one though.


Segher

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