Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux: Losing Bugs In Warnings

Filed under
Linux

Jeff Garzik suggested that more recent versions of GCC have been getting more and more verbose, "the level of warnings in a kernel build has lately increased to the point where it is hiding bugs and otherwise making life difficult."

He started a new "gccbug" branch in which he's been silencing bogus warning after verifying that they are indeed bogus, "the audit has already uncovered several minor bugs, lending credence to my theory that too many warnings hides bugs." Daniel Walker pointed to an earlier posting [story] in which a macro was created to handle false positives. He summarized concerns raised in the earlier discussion, "it's not about anyone not reviewing the code properly when the warning is first silenced. It's that future changes might create new problems that are also silenced. I don't think it's a huge concern, especially since there's was a config option to turn the warning backs on."

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Don't Use Ubuntu, Use Mint - or elementary

Tech Drive-in today listed seven reasons he prefers elementary OS over Ubuntu. Despite all that, Michael Larabel today reported on the improved performance of Ubuntu 15.04 on newer machines. Read more

7 reasons why I prefer elementary OS Freya over Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn"

When we laid out our featured article on things you need to do after installing Ubuntu 14.10, we shared a few little issues we have had with the latest Ubuntu release. Well things got worse, and I decided to try something else for a change. I've been using elementary OS Freya as my daily driver since then. And I have to say, I'm mighty impressed so far. And the fact that Freya is still very much in beta makes the whole affair all the more interesting. A list of reasons why I prefer elementary OS Freya over Ubuntu 14.10 at the moment. Read more

Don't Use Ubuntu, Use Mint - or elementary

The top story today continued to be the GHOST vulnerability covered last night, probably because the name lends itself to cute headlines - most with a twist on "Ghost in the Machine." But elsewhere, the How-To-Geek said today that new users should stick to Linux Mint instead of Ubuntu. He's not the only one, Tech Drive-in today listed seven reasons he prefers elementary OS over Ubuntu. Despite all that, Michael Larabel today reported on the improved performance of Ubuntu 15.04 on newer machines. Read more