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From: Steven Rostedt <>
To: Linus Torvalds <>
Cc: Randy Dunlap <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Daniel Bristot de Oliveira <>,
	Masahiro Yamada <>,
	Michal Marek <>,
	Linux Kbuild mailing list <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Makefile: use -Wno-main in the full kernel tree
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 22:05:57 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210816220557.2253bc10@oasis.local.home> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Mon, 16 Aug 2021 15:31:33 -1000
Linus Torvalds <> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 3:01 PM Randy Dunlap <> wrote:
> >
> > That sounds likely. We can just ignore this if you had rather go that way.  
> I'm happy doing it, I don't think the Wmain warnings buy anything for
> the kernel. My main worry is just that some compiler version might not
> support it at all or similar, and it would cause problems that way.
> Which is really the only reason why I'd like to narrow it down as much
> as (trivially) possible.
> It doesn't sound worth trying to pinpoint exact gcc version, but
> making it gcc-only would at least narrow it down a _bit_.

Looks to me that -Wmain and -Wno-main have been in gcc for a long time.
If we limit it to just gcc, I believe it will not be an issue for any
compiler version the kernel supports.

And perhaps you are correct, as this is not a new option (it's in all
the gcc versions I have (tested back to 4.2.4)), and it didn't trigger
for me, I too believe this was a bug in a particular version that Randy

-- Steve

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-17  2:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-13 22:41 Randy Dunlap
2021-08-14  0:01 ` Linus Torvalds
2021-08-14  0:29   ` Randy Dunlap
2021-08-17  0:33   ` Linus Torvalds
2021-08-17  0:38     ` Linus Torvalds
2021-08-17  1:01       ` Randy Dunlap
2021-08-17  1:31         ` Linus Torvalds
2021-08-17  2:05           ` Steven Rostedt [this message]
2021-08-21 23:26     ` Randy Dunlap
2021-09-07 22:42     ` Randy Dunlap
2021-08-16 15:08 ` Steven Rostedt

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