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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] build: avoid warnings on older gcc

CFLAGS='-Wunknown-pragmas -Werror' worked for me.

On 08/15/2012 12:29 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
On 08/15/2012 09:24 AM, Viktor Mihajlovski wrote:
On 08/15/2012 12:42 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
The previous patch pulled in a newer version of stat-time.h from
gnulib, which tries to suppress some stupid gcc warnings (see
<http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=54113>) by exploiting
a feature of newer gcc.  But we still aim to compile on RHEL 6.3,
with gcc 4.4.6 (not to mention even older devel platforms like
RHEL 5), which fails to build thanks to our development -Werror.

+++ b/m4/virt-compile-warnings.m4
       # Gnulib's stat-time.h violates this
       dontwarn="$dontwarn -Waggregate-return"

+    # Gnulib uses '#pragma GCC diagnostic push' to silence some
+    # warnings, but older gcc doesn't support this.
+    AC_CACHE_VAL([lv_cv_gcc_pragma_push_works], [

I want to use AC_CACHE_CHECK instead of AC_CACHE_VAL anyways, so I'll
send a v2.

+      save_CFLAGS=$CFLAGS
+      CFLAGS=-Wunknown-pragmas

If you change this line, does it help?

CFLAGS='-Wunknown-pragmas -Werror'

Hi Eric,

I assume this was intended to suppress errors like this here:

   CC     libvirt_driver_storage_la-storage_backend.lo
cc1: warnings being treated as errors
In file included from ../../src/storage/storage_backend.c:59:
../../gnulib/lib/stat-time.h:55: error: no previous prototype for
'get_stat_atime_ns' [-Wmissing-prototypes]

Yep.  And I need to mention that in my commit message.

unfortunately, even applying the patch above and rerunning bootstrap,
configure, make didn't help and I'm still getting the errors ... the
interesting thing is that pragma push seems to work...
I am compiling on RHEL6.2, gcc 4.4.6

I'm still investigating why it worked for me.  I may have had a stale
config.cache interfering with what I posted vs. what I tested earlier.
Look for a v2 soon.

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