Subject: Re: NetBSD 2.0 BETA builds still giving >51K warnings on i386
To: Douglas Wade Needham <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/23/2004 00:03:06
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On Sat, Aug 14, 2004 at 01:48:58AM -0400, Douglas Wade Needham wrote:
  | I have a pair of questions.  Has anyone taken a look at all the
  | warnings which are being raised during a build of 2.0, at least on the
  | i386 platform?  And is there any chance some, if not a significant
  | portion of them may be resolved before we complete the 2.0 release
  | cycle? =20

Almost all of those warnings are generated by lint(1),
with a few from groff(1) and gcc(1).
I've observed that lint sooks too much, and really needs some
work to make it less aggressive (e.g, the "#elif ..." warning).
The gcc warnings are primarily under src/x11, and are harder
to resolve because that stuff is a reachover build of third
party source.

It is extremely unlikely that any fixes to lint(1) (or to the source
files) to reduce these particular warnings will be backported to
the netbsd-2-0 CVS branch before NetBSD 2.0 ships.


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