Commit e94f784f authored by Arnd Bergmann's avatar Arnd Bergmann Committed by Greg Kroah-Hartman

turn off -Wattribute-alias

Starting with gcc-8.1, we get a warning about all system call definitions,
which use an alias between functions with incompatible prototypes, e.g.:

In file included from ../mm/process_vm_access.c:19:
../include/linux/syscalls.h:211:18: warning: 'sys_process_vm_readv' alias between functions of incompatible types 'long int(pid_t,  const struct iovec *, long unsigned int,  const struct iovec *, long unsigned int,  long unsigned int)' {aka 'long int(int,  const struct iovec *, long unsigned int,  const struct iovec *, long unsigned int,  long unsigned int)'} and 'long int(long int,  long int,  long int,  long int,  long int,  long int)' [-Wattribute-alias]
  asmlinkage long sys##name(__MAP(x,__SC_DECL,__VA_ARGS__)) \
                  ^~~
../include/linux/syscalls.h:207:2: note: in expansion of macro '__SYSCALL_DEFINEx'
  __SYSCALL_DEFINEx(x, sname, __VA_ARGS__)
  ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
../include/linux/syscalls.h:201:36: note: in expansion of macro 'SYSCALL_DEFINEx'
 #define SYSCALL_DEFINE6(name, ...) SYSCALL_DEFINEx(6, _##name, __VA_ARGS__)
                                    ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
../mm/process_vm_access.c:300:1: note: in expansion of macro 'SYSCALL_DEFINE6'
 SYSCALL_DEFINE6(process_vm_readv, pid_t, pid, const struct iovec __user *, lvec,
 ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
../include/linux/syscalls.h:215:18: note: aliased declaration here
  asmlinkage long SyS##name(__MAP(x,__SC_LONG,__VA_ARGS__)) \
                  ^~~
../include/linux/syscalls.h:207:2: note: in expansion of macro '__SYSCALL_DEFINEx'
  __SYSCALL_DEFINEx(x, sname, __VA_ARGS__)
  ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
../include/linux/syscalls.h:201:36: note: in expansion of macro 'SYSCALL_DEFINEx'
 #define SYSCALL_DEFINE6(name, ...) SYSCALL_DEFINEx(6, _##name, __VA_ARGS__)
                                    ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
../mm/process_vm_access.c:300:1: note: in expansion of macro 'SYSCALL_DEFINE6'
 SYSCALL_DEFINE6(process_vm_readv, pid_t, pid, const struct iovec __user *, lvec,

This is really noisy and does not indicate a real problem. In the latest
mainline kernel, this was addressed by commit bee20031 ("disable
-Wattribute-alias warning for SYSCALL_DEFINEx()"), which seems too invasive
to backport.

This takes a much simpler approach and just disables the warning across the
kernel.
Signed-off-by: default avatarArnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
Signed-off-by: default avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
parent 08382d3a
......@@ -642,6 +642,7 @@ KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-disable-warning,frame-address,)
KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-disable-warning, format-truncation)
KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-disable-warning, format-overflow)
KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-disable-warning, int-in-bool-context)
KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-disable-warning, attribute-alias)
ifdef CONFIG_CC_OPTIMIZE_FOR_SIZE
KBUILD_CFLAGS += $(call cc-option,-Oz,-Os)
......
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