Re: [PATCH 2/2] kbuild: clang: Disable the 'duplicate-decl-specifier' warning

From: Matthias Kaehlcke
Date: Wed Jun 21 2017 - 17:19:44 EST

El Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 07:59:42PM +0200 Arnd Bergmann ha dit:

> On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 6:58 PM, Matthias Kaehlcke <mka@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > El Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 12:11:55PM +0200 Arnd Bergmann ha dit:
> >> I see that container_of() has been modified in linux-next and no longer adds
> >> the 'const' keyword, do we actually still need the patch?
> >
> > There is still (at least) the case of const arrays passed to
> Does the 'const' have any effect there? As it's just an alias, it
> should at least
> not impact the placement of the symbol in the object file, right?

I agree, it shouldn't make a difference.

> Maybe we can just remove that 'const' too.

Seems worth a try. Do you want to send a patch for the removal?

> Do you see any other instances?

For both x86 and arm64 defconfig the instances are all from
container_of() or MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE.