Re: [PATCH 0/7] Silence even more W=2 warnings

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Mon Sep 22 2014 - 15:22:05 EST

On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 06:59:23PM +0000, Rustad, Mark D wrote:
> It is helpful for using the warnings to look for problems or even just risks.

That's what W= builds are for.

> Right now the number of warnings generated when using W=2 simply tells
> people to never use W=2.

I showed you how to use W=2 and 3 for that matter - pipe the output into
a file and grep away.

> That severely limits the value of a useful tool. A checkpatch warning
> doesn't mean to never do that, just that it needs a critical look and
> justification. That is certainly true of every patch I made that uses
> those macros.

Sorry, if you need to shut up the compiler by adding code with the sole
purpose to not issue a warning for otherwise perfectly fine code, then
something's wrong with the whole endeavor in the first place.

There's a reason W= warnings are disabled in the default build.


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