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Re: [Libvir] [patch 3/3] Do not inline xstrtol functions



Daniel Veillard <veillard redhat com> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 06, 2008 at 11:07:55PM +0000, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
>> Our strtol() variants are all marked "static inline"
>> and with gcc 4.3 we get:
>>
>>   internal.h:272: error: inlining failed in call to 'xstrtol_i': call is unlikely and code size would grow
>>
>> This patch renames them to virStrToLong() and exports
>> them from the library as private symbols.
>
>   Hum, I don't like too much adding more exported symbols

Nor I, hence my preference to not display
the warning by omitting -Winline.

>> Alternative is to not build with -Winline.
>
>   That sounds a weak way to try to avoid a problem, we should
> not rely on just compiler options to get the code to compile and link.

Um... omitting -Winline would just suppress the warning.
There's no compile or link failure here.

>   My preference would be to use the patch to make them real internal
> APIs without exporting all the functions, I think only xstrtol_i is
> used by external programs (virsh and qemud), and maybe we can add only
> that one to the list of exported symbols.


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