[PATCH 00/21] [Set 2] Rid W=1 warnings from Clock

Lee Jones lee.jones at linaro.org
Fri Feb 12 17:37:39 EST 2021

On Fri, 12 Feb 2021, Stephen Boyd wrote:

> Quoting Lee Jones (2021-02-12 13:26:30)
> > On Fri, 12 Feb 2021, Lee Jones wrote:
> > 
> > > The alternative is to not worry about it and review the slow drip of
> > > fixes that will occur as a result.  The issues I just fixed were built
> > > up over years.  They won't get to that level again.
> > > 
> > > In my mind contributors should be compiling their submissions with W=1
> > > enabled by default.  I'm fairly sure the auto-builders do this now.
> That's good.
> > > 
> > > Once W=1 warnings are down to an acceptable level in the kernel as a
> > > whole, we can provide some guidance in SubmittingPatches (or similar)
> > > on how to enable them (hint: you add "W=1" on the compile line).
> > > 
> > > Enabling W=1 in the default build will only serve to annoy Linus IMHO.
> > > If he wants them to be enabled by default, they wouldn't be W=1 in the
> > > first place, they'd be W=0 which *is* the default build.
> > 
> > Just to add real quick - my advice is to enable them for yourself and
> > send back any issues along with your normal review.  A W=1 issue is no
> > different to a semantic or coding style one.
> > 
> I'd like to enable it for only files under drivers/clk/ but it doesn't
> seem to work. I'm not asking to enable it at the toplevel Makefile. I'm
> asking to enable it for drivers/clk/ so nobody has to think about it now
> that you've done the hard work of getting the numbers in this directory
> down to zero or close to zero.

I'm not sure which one of us is confused.  Probably me, but ...

Even if you could enable it per-subsystem, how would that help you?

How can you ensure that contributors see any new W=1 warnings, but
Linus doesn't?  When Linus conducts his build-tests during the merge
window, he is also going to build W=1 for drivers/clk.

All that's going to achieve is put you in the firing line.

>From my PoV W=1 builds should be enabled during the development phase
(i.e. contributor, auto-builder, maintainer).  By the time patches get
make it into Mainline the review/testing stage is over and only the
default W=0 warnings are meaningful.

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