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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sparse doesn't support indirect_branch attribute
2018-02-28 7:36 GMT+09:00 Luc Van Oostenryck <>:
> On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 02:12:28PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 12:18 PM, Randy Dunlap <> wrote:
>> >
>> > I don't mind the patch, but I did send a patch for this attribute on Feb. 13, 2018,
>> > to the sparse mailing list.
>> I think the sparse plan is to just stop warning about unknown
>> attributes, because it doesn't really help users (at most it's a note
>> to a sparse developer).
>> But sparse doesn't have the same regular releases the kernel has. Oh well.
> To compensate this, I sent a patch to use '-Wno-unknown-attribute' for kernel
> builds. Masahiro Yamada has already taken it to the linux-kbuild tree.
> I'm not sure if it's planned for the next -rc or for 4.17, though.
> -- Luc Van Oostenryck

I am planning to send it in the next MW (i.e. v4.17-rc1)

If you want me to send this earlier as fixes PR,
please let me know.

Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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