Re: [PATCH] sparse: always enable endian checks

From: Sam Ravnborg
Date: Mon Aug 15 2011 - 14:34:08 EST

On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 12:04:41PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> Checks enabled by __CHECK_ENDIAN__ produce less than a half of the
> sparse warnings. For instance, the allyesconfig configuration on
> linux-next (tag next-20110812) produces on x86_64:
> stderr bytes: 1155037 1992954 (73% increase)
> stderr lines: 10716 18657 (74% increase)
> affected files: 1191 1458 (22% increase)
> It is no longer true that __CHECK_ENDIAN__ produces so many warnings
> that other sparse warnings drown in the noise.
> Janitors going through the whole tree are already prepared to search for
> the warnings they want to fix.
> The main point of this patch is to make sure that developers of a
> particular driver who use sparse rarely get all the warnings for their
> code even if they forget to specify __CHECK_ENDIAN__ or mistype it.
> Some developers actually added __CHECK_ENDIAN__ to the driver makefiles
> so they don't forget to use it. Remove them now.
> Remove all references to __CHECK_ENDIAN__ from the documentation except
> the Chinese version, which would need to be updated separately.
> Signed-off-by: Pavel Roskin <proski@xxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Sam Ravnborg <sam@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Maybe ask Michal to merge it?

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