[PATCH] sparse: allow '{ 0 }' to be used without warnings
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Junio C Hamano
Ramsay Jones
Đoàn Trần Công Danh
Luc Van Oostenryck
Luc Van Oostenryck
2020-05-21 21:45:44 UTC
In standard C, '{ 0 }' can be used as an universal zero-initializer.
However, Sparse complains if this is used on a type where the first
member (possibly nested) is a pointer since Sparse purposely wants
to warn when '0' is used to initialize a pointer type.

Legitimaly, it's desirable to be able to use '{ 0 }' as an idom
without these warnings [1,2].

An option have now been added to Sparse to turn off such warnings.
So, add this option to the SPARSE_FLAGS variable.

[1] https://lore.kernel.org/r/e6796c60-a870-e761-3b07-b680f934c537@ramsayjones.plus.com
[2] https://lore.kernel.org/r/xmqqd07xem9l.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com

Signed-off-by: Luc Van Oostenryck <luc.vanoostenryck@gmail.com>
 Makefile | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index 3d3a39fc19..69f065ef8c 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -1189,7 +1189,7 @@ PTHREAD_CFLAGS =
 # For the 'sparse' target
+SP_EXTRA_FLAGS = -Wno-universal-initializer
 # For the 'coccicheck' target; setting SPATCH_BATCH_SIZE higher will
 # usually result in less CPU usage at the cost of higher peak memory.