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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2020-05-09 14:30:29 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2020-05-09 14:30:29 -0700
commit5c45de21a2223fe46cf9488c99a7fbcf01527670 (patch)
parent78a5255ffb6a1af189a83e493d916ba1c54d8c75 (diff)
gcc-10: disable 'zero-length-bounds' warning for now
This is a fine warning, but we still have a number of zero-length arrays in the kernel that come from the traditional gcc extension. Yes, they are getting converted to flexible arrays, but in the meantime the gcc-10 warning about zero-length bounds is very verbose, and is hiding other issues. I missed one actual build failure because it was hidden among hundreds of lines of warning. Thankfully I caught it on the second go before pushing things out, but it convinced me that I really need to disable the new warnings for now. We'll hopefully be all done with our conversion to flexible arrays in the not too distant future, and we can then re-enable this warning. Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index 1e94f4f15d92..68a781326dd7 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -877,6 +877,9 @@ KBUILD_CFLAGS += -Wno-pointer-sign
# disable stringop warnings in gcc 8+
KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-disable-warning, stringop-truncation)
+# We'll want to enable this eventually, but it's not going away for 5.7 at least
+KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-disable-warning, zero-length-bounds)
# Enabled with W=2, disabled by default as noisy
KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-disable-warning, maybe-uninitialized)