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From: Michael Matz <matz@suse.de>
To: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
Cc: Yi Wang <wang.yi59@zte.com.cn>,
	tglx@linutronix.de, mingo@redhat.com, hpa@zytor.com,
	x86@kernel.org, suravee.suthikulpanit@amd.com, puwen@hygon.cn,
	davidwang@zhaoxin.com, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	zhong.weidong@zte.com.cn
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] x86/cpu: fix prototype warning
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2018 15:47:32 +0000 (UTC)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <alpine.LSU.2.21.1811081538120.21712@wotan.suse.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20181108153226.GF7543@zn.tnic>

Hi,

On Thu, 8 Nov 2018, Borislav Petkov wrote:

> And frankly, I don't see why we should be fixing all those. So what if a 
> global function does't have a previous prototype declaration?!
> 
> Micha, is there anything "useful" that warning bitches about or should 
> we disable it?

What tglx said.  If you don't intend such functions to be called 
from other units make them static, if you do intend them to be callable 
declare the properly.

[There's also one subtle issue with argument promotions.  prototypeless 
functions are called as if they are declared "int name()" that is 
default argument promotions take place (float->double, {char,short}->int), 
which won't happen with prototypes, and argument type conversions won't 
take place (as no parameter types are known).  This might lead to 
different values between calling a prototyped and a prototype-less 
function arriving at the function even though the call expression looked 
the same]


Ciao,
Michael.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-11-08 15:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-11-08  1:12 Yi Wang
2018-11-08 15:03 ` Borislav Petkov
2018-11-08 15:32   ` Borislav Petkov
2018-11-08 15:35     ` Thomas Gleixner
2018-11-08 15:41       ` Borislav Petkov
2018-11-09 16:07       ` David Laight
2018-11-10 10:51       ` [tip:ras/core] x86/mce: Fix -Wmissing-prototypes warnings tip-bot for Borislav Petkov
2018-11-10 14:16         ` Borislav Petkov
2018-11-12  5:24           ` Ingo Molnar
2018-11-12 12:19             ` Borislav Petkov
2018-11-13 14:22           ` [tip:x86/cleanups] x86/traps: Complete prototype declarations tip-bot for Borislav Petkov
2018-11-14 13:19           ` tip-bot for Borislav Petkov
2018-11-13 14:21       ` [tip:x86/cleanups] x86/mce: Fix -Wmissing-prototypes warnings tip-bot for Borislav Petkov
2018-11-14 13:18       ` tip-bot for Borislav Petkov
2018-11-08 15:47     ` Michael Matz [this message]
2018-11-08 17:22       ` [PATCH v2] x86/cpu: fix prototype warning Borislav Petkov
     [not found]         ` <201811090843126464658@zte.com.cn>
2018-11-09 10:55           ` Borislav Petkov
2018-11-09 11:12             ` Greg KH
2018-11-09 11:41               ` Borislav Petkov
2018-11-09 12:25                 ` Greg KH
2018-11-09 22:17       ` Borislav Petkov

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