[llvmlinux] [PATCH] sched/fair: Change sched_feat(x) in !CONFIG_SCHED_DEBUG case

Lukas Bulwahn lukas.bulwahn at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 21:29:33 UTC 2018


On Fri, 20 Apr 2018, Peter Zijlstra wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 06:29:07PM +0200, Philipp Klocke wrote:
> > The gain is stopping a warning that clutters the output log of clang.
> 
> Well, you should not be using clang anyway. It is known to miscompile
> the kernel.
> 

There are some advantages of having a second compiler that can compile
the kernel (https://lwn.net/Articles/734071/). Some people in the kernel 
community and LLVM community are trying to get that to work.

We also want a zero-warning policy for clang, similar to gcc. 
Hence, this motivates to have a look at those few clang warnings and come 
up with patches for them.

This does not imply to make changes at any cost, and we need to determine 
a proper patch to either change the source code, disable the warning in 
the build script or annotate the file with some clang-specific pragmas.

To us, a minor change in the source sounded most reasonable after looking
at all three possible patches. Philipp might need another iteration, but
it generally looks sound to me if we get the details flattened out. 

Lukas


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