[PATCH 3.19.y-ckt 60/99] kbuild: move -Wunused-const-variable to W=1 warning level

Kamal Mostafa kamal at canonical.com
Thu Jul 7 18:37:59 UTC 2016

3.19.8-ckt23 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>

commit c9c6837d39311b0cc14cdbe7c18e815ab44aefb1 upstream.

gcc-6 started warning by default about variables that are not
used anywhere and that are marked 'const', generating many
false positives in an allmodconfig build, e.g.:

arch/arm/mach-davinci/board-da830-evm.c:282:20: warning: 'da830_evm_emif25_pins' defined but not used [-Wunused-const-variable=]
arch/arm/plat-omap/dmtimer.c:958:34: warning: 'omap_timer_match' defined but not used [-Wunused-const-variable=]
drivers/bluetooth/hci_bcm.c:625:39: warning: 'acpi_bcm_default_gpios' defined but not used [-Wunused-const-variable=]
drivers/char/hw_random/omap-rng.c:92:18: warning: 'reg_map_omap4' defined but not used [-Wunused-const-variable=]
drivers/devfreq/exynos/exynos5_bus.c:381:32: warning: 'exynos5_busfreq_int_pm' defined but not used [-Wunused-const-variable=]
drivers/dma/mv_xor.c:1139:34: warning: 'mv_xor_dt_ids' defined but not used [-Wunused-const-variable=]

This is similar to the existing -Wunused-but-set-variable warning
that was added in an earlier release and that we disable by default
now and only enable when W=1 is set, so it makes sense to do
the same here. Once we have eliminated the majority of the
warnings for both, we can put them back into the default list.

We probably want this in backport kernels as well, to allow building
them with gcc-6 without introducing extra warnings.

Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
Acked-by: Olof Johansson <olof at lixom.net>
Acked-by: Lee Jones <lee.jones at linaro.org>
Signed-off-by: Michal Marek <mmarek at suse.com>
Signed-off-by: Kamal Mostafa <kamal at canonical.com>
 Makefile                   | 5 +++--
 scripts/Makefile.extrawarn | 1 +
 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index d633ed1..d96177d 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -688,9 +688,10 @@ KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-option, -mno-global-merge,)
 KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-option, -fcatch-undefined-behavior)
-# This warning generated too much noise in a regular build.
-# Use make W=1 to enable this warning (see scripts/Makefile.build)
+# These warnings generated too much noise in a regular build.
+# Use make W=1 to enable them (see scripts/Makefile.build)
 KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-disable-warning, unused-but-set-variable)
+KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-disable-warning, unused-const-variable)
diff --git a/scripts/Makefile.extrawarn b/scripts/Makefile.extrawarn
index 0f8ba77..7339c39 100644
--- a/scripts/Makefile.extrawarn
+++ b/scripts/Makefile.extrawarn
@@ -24,6 +24,7 @@ warning-1 += $(call cc-option, -Wmissing-prototypes)
 warning-1 += -Wold-style-definition
 warning-1 += $(call cc-option, -Wmissing-include-dirs)
 warning-1 += $(call cc-option, -Wunused-but-set-variable)
+warning-1 += $(call cc-option, -Wunused-const-variable)
 warning-1 += $(call cc-disable-warning, missing-field-initializers)
 warning-1 += $(call cc-disable-warning, sign-compare)

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