[PATCH] Revert "Enable '-Werror' by default for all kernel builds"

Randy Dunlap rdunlap at infradead.org
Tue Sep 7 22:33:18 UTC 2021

On 9/7/21 3:18 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 3:14 PM Marco Elver <elver at google.com> wrote:
>>   config WERROR
>>          bool "Compile the kernel with warnings as errors"
>> -       default y
>> +       default COMPILE_TEST
> That seems reasonable. It very much is about build-testing.

That and 2 more things IMO:

a. having developers be responsible for build warnings, not just
    build errors

b. having maintainers merge them more like they are build errors
    and not just some warnings that can be overlooked.

I don't see enough of a. or b.  :(


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