Re: [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH v2 0/3] Maintainer Entry Profiles

From: Bart Van Assche
Date: Thu Sep 12 2019 - 16:01:47 EST

On 9/12/19 8:34 AM, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Thu, 2019-09-12 at 14:31 +0100, Bart Van Assche wrote:
>> On 9/11/19 5:40 PM, Martin K. Petersen wrote:
>>> * The patch must compile without warnings (make C=1 CF="-D__CHECK_ENDIAN__")
>>> and does not incur any zeroday test robot complaints.
>> How about adding W=1 to that make command?
> That's rather too compiler version dependent and new
> warnings frequently get introduced by new compiler versions.

I've never observed this myself. If a new compiler warning is added to
gcc and if it produces warnings that are not useful for kernel code
usually Linus or someone else is quick to suppress that warning.

Another argument in favor of W=1 is that the formatting of kernel-doc
headers is checked only if W=1 is passed to make.