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Date:   Thu,  1 Oct 2020 03:12:30 +0200
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     netdev <>
Cc:     David Miller <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Masahiro Yamada <>,
        Michal Marek <>,
        Rohit Maheshwari <>,,,
        Andrew Lunn <>
Subject: [RFC PATCH net-next v2 0/2] driver/net/ethernet W=1 by default

There is a movement to make the code base compile clean with W=1. Some
subsystems are already clean. In order to keep them clean, we need
developers to build new code with W=1 by default in these
subsystems. Otherwise new warnings will be added. To prove the point:

commit e666a4c668528ae1f5b8b3a2e7cb6a5be488dfbb
Merge: d0186842ec5f d0ea5cbdc286
Author: David S. Miller <>
Date:   Fri Sep 25 16:29:00 2020 -0700

    Merge branch 'drivers-net-warning-clean'

    Jesse Brandeburg says:

    make drivers/net/ethernet W=1 clean

Then 4 days later a new W=1 warning has added:

drivers/net/ethernet//chelsio/inline_crypto/ch_ktls/chcr_ktls.c: In function ‘chcr_ktls_cpl_set_tcb_rpl’:
drivers/net/ethernet//chelsio/inline_crypto/ch_ktls/chcr_ktls.c:684:22: warning: implicit conversion from ‘enum <anonymous>’ to ‘enum ch_ktls_open_state’ [-Wenum-conversion]
  684 |  tx_info->open_state = false;

This patchset refactors the core Makefile warning code to allow the
additional warnings W=1 adds available to any Makefile. The Ethernet
driver subsystem Makefiles then make use of this to make W=1 the
default for this subsystem.


Address the comment that we need to be able to add new W=1 compiler
flags without actually causing new warnings for builds which don't have W=1

Andrew Lunn (2):
  Makefile.extrawarn: Add symbol for W=1 warnings for today
  driver/net/ethernet: Sign up for W=1 as defined on 20200930

 drivers/net/ethernet/Makefile |  3 +++
 scripts/Makefile.extrawarn    | 34 ++++++++++++++++++----------------
 2 files changed, 21 insertions(+), 16 deletions(-)


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