[PATCH] powerpc: Add configurable -Werror for arch/powerpc

Olof Johansson olof at lixom.net
Wed Apr 8 00:11:54 EST 2009

On Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 03:01:33AM +0000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-04-06 at 21:27 -0500, Olof Johansson wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 12:00:41PM +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > > Add an option, on by default, to build all code under arch/powerpc with
> > > -Werror, which causes gcc to treat warnings as errors.
> > > 
> > > The intention is to make it harder for people to inadvertantly introduce
> > > errors in the arch/powerpc code. It needs to be configurable so that
> > > if a warning is introduced, people can easily work around it while it's
> > > being fixed.
> > 
> > This looks useful at least for the automated builds to catch new warnings,
> > but do similar options exist on other architectures, x86 in particular? I
> > think a Cc to LKML of this could be useful.
> > 
> > This is really only beneficial if various people build for powerpc often
> > enough. If major subsystem maintainers aren't going to hit the errors
> > it's more of a hinderance for PPC than a global benefit, right?
> I don't think so. We're only enabling it for code under arch/powerpc -
> and most modifications to that code should come through linuxppc.

Good point.

> It's still possible that random stuff will get merged, or that someone
> will change code in a header that only causes warnings on powerpc, but
> it's less likely.
> And that's why it's an option, if someone breaks the build we can work
> around it until they're appropriately LARTed.

Yeah, sounds good to me.


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