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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] x86/cpu: fix prototype warning
On Fri, Nov 09, 2018 at 11:55:38AM +0100, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 09, 2018 at 08:43:12AM +0800, wang.yi59@zte.com.cn wrote:
> > Yeah, so that is. However, I suppose we should not enable this by default
> > before we fix ALL of these warning,
>
> Yeah, the build is really noisy now.
>
> > which is really a hard work. :)
>
> Yeah, I wonder if adding this to a kernel janitors TODO list or somesuch
> would help speeding up the process.
>
> Maybe Greg knows.
>
> Greg, the question is whether we can get people to help out with
>
> -Wmissing-prototypes
>
> fixes around the tree. Currently, there are ~1400 warnings and we want
> to have 0 and then add that option to the main Makefile.
>
> It is very easy to do: you simply build the kernel with W=1, choose one
> -Wmissing-prototypes warning and fix it by adding a function prototype
> or declaring the function static.
>
> It should be a pretty easy for newbies to get involved...

Sure, sounds like a good task. Post it to the driverdevel mailing list
and see if people are interested.

thanks,

greg k-h

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