Re: [PATCH] kbuild: Demote 'sign-compare' warning to W=2

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Tue Jan 12 2016 - 09:06:13 EST

On Tuesday 12 January 2016 13:31:59 Lee Jones wrote:
> Ideally, a kernel compile with W=1 enabled should complete cleanly;
> however, when we run one currently we are presented with ~25k warnings.
> 'sign-compare' accounts for ~22k of those ~25k.
> In this patch we're demoting 'sign-compare' warnings to W=2, with a view
> to fixing the remaining 3k W=1 warnings required for a clean build.
> Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Lee Jones <lee.jones@xxxxxxxxxx>

As per our discussion, I'd add that this was inadvertedly introduced
by Behan when he moved the clang specific warnings into an ifdef block
and did not notice that -Wsign-compare was interpreted by both gcc
and clang.

Earlier, it was introduced in just the same way by Jan-Simon as part
of 3d3d6b847420 ("kbuild: LLVMLinux: Adapt warnings for compilation with clang").

The new patch looks good to me, please add

Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
Fixes: 26ea6bb1fef0 ("kbuild, LLVMLinux: Supress warnings unless W=1-3")

I've started looking into building the kernel with clang, and will likely
follow up with further unrelated changes to the list, as clang-3.9
seems to generate a couple of extra warnings we want to suppress.