Re: [resend][PATCH] avoid signed vs unsigned comparison inefi_range_is_wc()

From: Jesper Juhl
Date: Thu Jun 16 2005 - 17:19:54 EST

On Thu, 16 Jun 2005, Arnd Bergmann wrote:

> On Dunnersdag 16 Juni 2005 23:02, Jesper Juhl wrote:
> > On Thu, 16 Jun 2005, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > There are surely many warnings in the tree, hence I'm not really interested
> > > in patches which only fix `gcc -W' warnings.
> > >
> >
> > Ok, in that case I won't bother you directly with such patches any more
> > but instead let them trickle into maintainers trees when they will take
> > them.
> >
> > And yes, I know it's very trivial stuff and it doesn't make much of a
> > difference to the "big picture", but my attitude towards that is that no
> > issue is too small to be addressed, and since I'm not able to adress many
> > of the larger issues I try to address the smaller ones that I'm able to
> > handle, and when I run out of those I start nitpicking with the really
> > trivial stuff (like gcc -W warnings) - all with the purpose of helping our
> > kernel be the very best it can, even if my contribution might be very
> > minor in some cases.
> I have a patch that optionally enables some of the interesting warnings
> that gcc supports (e.g. -Wmissing-format-attribute -Wmissing-declarations
> -Wundef -Wwrite-strings).
> It has four different levels:
> - quiet (current warnings minus -Wdeprecated-declarations)
> - normal (some interesting ones added that are not too noisy)
> - more (all interesting ones, including some noisier ones like
> -Wmissing-declarations)
> - overkill (-W and some more that only make sense for statistic
> analysis)
> I have the base patch and some more patches that fix the most annoying
> warnings. I find them more useful than the signed vs unsigned comparison
> fixes you are doing right now, but don't have the time to split my
> patches up into obvious chunks.
> Jesper, are you interested in my stuff


> and willing to continue that work?

To the best of my abilities, yes. I'd like to take a look at those
If nothing else it sounds like a good way for me to cut my current
(extra warning enabled) build logs down to size and focus on the more
relevant of the issues. And perhaps, if I can find the time for it, I can
split the other patches you have into some sane chunks and start
submitting them to the relevant maintainers.

> I'd suggest to fix the warnings at 'normal' level first and then
> integrate the patch for configurable warning levels into -mm.
Sounds like a resonable plan to me. Send your stuff along and I'll put
some time into it when and where I can find it :-)


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