Re: [PATCH] perf/x86/intel: Mark expected switch fall-throughs

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Tue Jun 25 2019 - 03:19:12 EST

On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 12:28:23AM +0200, Miguel Ojeda wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 10:53 PM Gustavo A. R. Silva
> <gustavo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Once the C++17 `__attribute__((fallthrough))` is more widely handled by C compilers,
> > static analyzers, and IDEs, we can switch to using that instead. Also, we are a few
> > warnings away (less than five) from being able to enable -Wimplicit-fallthrough. After
> > this option has been finally enabled (in v5.3) we can easily go and replace the comments
> > to whatever we agree upon.
> Indeed -- the decision last year was to wait for a while since not
> everyone had support for it. My branch is waiting here:
> The good news is that there is some progress. For instance, LLVM is
> working on supporting the GNU spelling:

Can it build a kernel without patches yet? That is, why should I care
what LLVM does?

> Also note that C2x may get [[fallthrough]]. See N2267 and N2335. At
> that point, surely tools/IDEs/analyzers will support it :-) The
> question is whether we want to wait that long to replace the comments.

#define __fallthrough [[fallthrough]]