Patch to execve
Kevin M. Kilbride
kmk at ssl.org
Sun Feb 27 00:03:01 PST 2005
Bill Hacker wrote:
I apreciate your thorough research, but do not see this as a 'show
Actually, that's exactly what I said two posts ago. There is no problem
here that prevents compilation of any code. This is not a functionality
issue. The world will not end if this bug remains unfixed forever. But,
by the same token, it also does not prevent efforts to change the
signature of library or kernel functions that resort to these
promotions. These are just warnings, after all.
The only issue here is whether or not the WARNS=6 project is truly
advisable in light of these facts. If you actually suffer a regression
in program safety by eliminating all warnings under GCC, one has to
question about the wisdom of the exercise.
Side question, but does anyone have access to the commercial Intel 8.X
compiler, can it compile the DragonFlyBSD sources, and what, just for
comparison, does it do about issues of this sort?
Hmmm. A very interesting suggestion. Maybe I'll download it and find out
(it's available free for non-commercial use now).
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