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Re: '-Wunused-param' in kernel compiles?



On Tue, 2006-04-04 at 19:14 -0700, Tom London wrote:
> The last few kernels appear to be compiled with '-Wunused-param'.  That right?
> 
> Is this a 'going forward' feature?
> 
> Appears to break vmware.

I'm not sure that -Wunused-param is what broke VMware.  I just tried to
configure VMware server beta 2 (build 22874) with kernel
2.6.16-1.2118_FC6 and found this error buried in the output:

        In file included from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.h:20,
                         from /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c:49:
        /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h: At top level:
        /tmp/vmware-config0/vmmon-only/./include/compat_wait.h:60: error: conflicting types for ‘poll_initwait’
        include/linux/poll.h:62: error: previous declaration of ‘poll_initwait’ was here

It wouldn't surprise me if the Linux kernel developers changed an API
that broke VMware.


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