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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/2] build_bug.h: remove all dummy BUILD_BUG_ON stubs for sparse
On Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 9:33 AM Luc Van Oostenryck
<> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 03:27:25PM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> > The introduction of these dummy BUILD_BUG_ON stubs dates back to
> > commit 903c0c7cdc21 ("sparse: define dummy BUILD_BUG_ON definition
> > for sparse"). At that time, BUILD_BUG_ON() was implemented with the
> > negative array trick, which Sparse complains about even if the
> > condition can be optimized and evaluated to 0 at compile-time.
> OK, but from what I understand, the motivation for commit 903c0c7cdc21
> was not to avoid false warnings but to avoid having twice the same
> warnings: "... So it causes sparse to detect an error too. This
> reduces sparse's usefulness.").

In fact, Sparse was producing false positives.

I mentioned this in the commit message of v3.

> I'm not opposed to this patch (on the contrary, I think it's better
> to have exactly the same code for GCC than for sparse) but I think
> that your commit message need to be adjusted.
> Kind regards,
> -- Luc

Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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