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[review,v5] Fix unused function error

Message ID 20191211192823.B6DA620AF6@gnutoolchain-gerrit.osci.io
State New
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Simon Marchi (Code Review) Dec. 11, 2019, 7:28 p.m. UTC
Change URL: https://gnutoolchain-gerrit.osci.io/r/c/binutils-gdb/+/753

Fix unused function error

Attempting to build GDB in Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS on x86_64, I ran into warnings
that caused the build to fail:

binutils-gdb/gdb/gdbsupport/safe-strerror.c:44:1: error: ‘char* select_strerror_r(char*, char*)’ defined but not used [-Werror=unused-function]  select_strerror_r (char *res, char *)

The diagnostic macro DIAGNOSTIC_IGNORE_UNUSED_FUNCTION seems to expand
correctly to its respective pragma, but this doesn't seem to have an effect on
the warning. I tried to use the pragma explicitly and got the same result.

ATTRIBUTE_UNUSED works fine in this case if you put it in both functions,
which should fix warnings for both gdb and gdbserver builds.

The compiler version is gcc (Ubuntu 5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.11) 5.4.0 20160609.

This is likely the result of PR64079 in GCC, which was fixed by commit

To prevent other developers from attempting to use this macro, only to get
confused by it not working as expected, it seems better to not define this
particular macro when the compiler is GCC.


2019-12-11  Luis Machado  <luis.machado@linaro.org>

	* gdbsupport/safe-strerror.c: Don't include diagnostics.h.
	(select_strerror_r): Use ATTRIBUTE_UNUSED instead of the diagnostics


2019-12-11  Luis Machado  <luis.machado@linaro.org>

	* include/diagnostics.h (DIAGNOSTIC_IGNORE_UNUSED_FUNCTION). Remove
	definition and add comment explaining why.

Change-Id: Iad6123d61d76d111e3ef8d24aa8c60112304c749
M gdb/gdbsupport/safe-strerror.c
M include/diagnostics.h
2 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/gdb/gdbsupport/safe-strerror.c b/gdb/gdbsupport/safe-strerror.c
index 9973fa6..a5ddf74 100644
--- a/gdb/gdbsupport/safe-strerror.c
+++ b/gdb/gdbsupport/safe-strerror.c
@@ -18,7 +18,6 @@ 
    along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.  */
 #include "common-defs.h"
-#include "diagnostics.h"
 #include <string.h>
 /* There are two different versions of strerror_r; one is GNU-specific, the
@@ -27,27 +26,20 @@ 
    to solve this for us because IPA does not use Gnulib but uses this
    function.  */
-/* We only ever use one of the two overloads, so suppress the warning for
-   an unused function.  */
 /* Called if we have a XSI-compliant strerror_r.  */
-static char *
+ATTRIBUTE_UNUSED static char *
 select_strerror_r (int res, char *buf)
   return res == 0 ? buf : nullptr;
 /* Called if we have a GNU strerror_r.  */
-static char *
+ATTRIBUTE_UNUSED static char *
 select_strerror_r (char *res, char *)
   return res;
 /* Implementation of safe_strerror as defined in common-utils.h.  */
 const char *
diff --git a/include/diagnostics.h b/include/diagnostics.h
index 2adaa4d..503eaae 100644
--- a/include/diagnostics.h
+++ b/include/diagnostics.h
@@ -65,8 +65,11 @@ 
 #elif defined (__GNUC__) /* GCC */
-  DIAGNOSTIC_IGNORE ("-Wunused-function")
+/* Before commit 9e96f1e1b9731c4e1ef4fbbbf0997319973f0537, GCC did not
+   silence the -Wunused-function warning through the GCC diagnostic push/pop
+   pragma as it should have.  Therefore we do not define a
+   locally instead.  */
   DIAGNOSTIC_IGNORE ("-Wstringop-truncation")