[MAINTAINERS/KERNEL SUMMIT] Trust and maintenance of file systems

Dan Carpenter dan.carpenter@linaro.org
Thu Sep 7 11:23:00 GMT 2023

On Thu, Sep 07, 2023 at 06:04:09AM -0500, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 07, 2023 at 12:48:25PM +0300, Dan Carpenter via Gcc-patches wrote:
> > I started to hunt
> > down all the Makefile which add a -Werror but there are a lot and
> > eventually I got bored and gave up.
> I have a patch stack for that, since 2014 or so.  I build Linux with
> unreleased GCC versions all the time, so pretty much any new warning is
> fatal if you unwisely use -Werror.
> > Someone should patch GCC so there it checks an environment variable to
> > ignore -Werror.  Somethine like this?
> No.  You should patch your program, instead.

There are 2930 Makefiles in the kernel source.

> One easy way is to add a
> -Wno-error at the end of your command lines.  Or even just -w if you
> want or need a bigger hammer.

I tried that.  Some of the Makefiles check an environemnt variable as
well if you want to turn off -Werror.  It's not a complete solution at
all.  I have no idea what a complete solution looks like because I gave

> Or nicer, put it all in Kconfig, like powerpc already has for example.
> There is a CONFIG_WERROR as well, so maybe use that in all places?

That's a good idea but I'm trying to compile old kernels and not the
current kernel.

dan carpenter

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