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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net/dsa: remove unused macros to tame gcc warning
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On Sat, 2020-11-07 at 20:54 +0800, Alex Shi wrote:
> 在 2020/11/7 上午12:39, Florian Fainelli 写道:
> > > It is good to remember that there are multiple readers of source
> > > files. There is the compiler which generates code from it, and there
> > > is the human trying to understand what is going on, what the hardware
> > > can do, how we could maybe extend the code in the future to make use
> > > of bits are currently don't, etc.
> > >
> > > The compiler has no use of these macros, at the moment. But i as a
> > > human do. It is valuable documentation, given that there is no open
> > > datasheet for this hardware.
> > >
> > > I would say these warnings are bogus, and the code should be left
> > > alone.
> > Agreed, these definitions are intended to document what the hardware
> > does. These warnings are getting too far.
>
> Thanks for all comments! I agree these info are much meaningful.
> Is there other way to tame the gcc warning? like put them into a .h file
> or covered by comments?

Does _any_ version of gcc have this warning on by default?

I still think my proposal of moving the warning from W=2 to W=3
quite reasonable.

Another possibility is to turn the warning off altogether.


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