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Subject[PATCH v2] kbuild: Enable -Wtautological-compare
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Currently, we disable -Wtautological-compare, which in turn disables a
bunch of more specific tautological comparison warnings that are useful
for the kernel such as -Wtautological-bitwise-compare. See clang's
documentation below for the other warnings that are suppressed by
-Wtautological-compare. Now that all of the major/noisy warnings have
been fixed, enable -Wtautological-compare so that more issues can be
caught at build time by various continuous integration setups.

-Wtautological-constant-out-of-range-compare is kept disabled under a
normal build but visible at W=1 because there are places in the kernel
where a constant or variable size can change based on the kernel
configuration. These are not fixed in a clean/concise way and the ones
I have audited so far appear to be harmless. It is not a subgroup but
rather just one warning so we do not lose out on much coverage by
default.

Link: https://github.com/ClangBuiltLinux/linux/issues/488
Link: http://releases.llvm.org/10.0.0/tools/clang/docs/DiagnosticsReference.html#wtautological-compare
Link: https://bugs.llvm.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42666
Signed-off-by: Nathan Chancellor <natechancellor@gmail.com>
---

v1 -> v2: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200219045423.54190-7-natechancellor@gmail.com/

* Expand commit message a bit by adding more reasoning behind change.
* Disable -Wtautological-constant-out-of-range-compare under a normal
build but allow it to show up at W=1 for easy auditing.

I hope this can be accepted for 5.7. There are two warnings that I see
still across a bunch of allyesconfig/allmodconfig builds that have
patches sent but not accepted. I will ping them today.

* https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20191023002014.22571-1-natechancellor@gmail.com/
* https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200220051011.26113-1-natechancellor@gmail.com/

Makefile | 2 --
scripts/Makefile.extrawarn | 1 +
2 files changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index db442a9ee6b2..05f9f50dda3e 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -746,8 +746,6 @@ ifdef CONFIG_CC_IS_CLANG
KBUILD_CPPFLAGS += -Qunused-arguments
KBUILD_CFLAGS += -Wno-format-invalid-specifier
KBUILD_CFLAGS += -Wno-gnu
-# Quiet clang warning: comparison of unsigned expression < 0 is always false
-KBUILD_CFLAGS += -Wno-tautological-compare
# CLANG uses a _MergedGlobals as optimization, but this breaks modpost, as the
# source of a reference will be _MergedGlobals and not on of the whitelisted names.
# See modpost pattern 2
diff --git a/scripts/Makefile.extrawarn b/scripts/Makefile.extrawarn
index ca08f2fe7c34..4aea7cf71d11 100644
--- a/scripts/Makefile.extrawarn
+++ b/scripts/Makefile.extrawarn
@@ -49,6 +49,7 @@ KBUILD_CFLAGS += -Wno-format
KBUILD_CFLAGS += -Wno-sign-compare
KBUILD_CFLAGS += -Wno-format-zero-length
KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-disable-warning, pointer-to-enum-cast)
+KBUILD_CFLAGS += -Wno-tautological-constant-out-of-range-compare
endif

endif
--
2.26.0
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