NetBSD Problem Report #55648

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Subject: Minor warnings in compilation of libexecinfo test2
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>Number:         55648
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       Minor warnings in compilation of libexecinfo test2
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Sep 09 17:50:00 +0000 2020
>Last-Modified:  Wed Sep 09 20:05:01 +0000 2020
>Originator:     Kyle Evans
>Release:        N/A
Actually encountered on FreeBSD, WARNS=6 turns on -Wmissing-variable- declarations which hits the following in the libexecinfo test (sourced from NetBSD):

/usr/src/contrib/netbsd-tests/lib/libexecinfo/t_backtrace.c:50:14: error: no previous extern declaration for non-static variable 'prevent_inline' [-Werror,-Wmissing-variable-declarations]
volatile int prevent_inline;
/usr/src/contrib/netbsd-tests/lib/libexecinfo/t_backtrace.c:50:10: note: declare 'static' if the variable is not intended to be used outside of this translation unit
volatile int prevent_inline;


Patch also available @, but inline below for convenience since it's fairly trivial. My understanding of volatile optimizations is that giving prevent_inline internal linkage shouldn't defeat the purpose of the global and was otherwise arbitrarily chosen based on it not needing a declaration added to the line count...

diff --git a/tests/lib/libexecinfo/t_backtrace.c b/tests/lib/libexecinfo/t_backtrace.c
index da69207e727..32e8994396c 100644
--- a/tests/lib/libexecinfo/t_backtrace.c
+++ b/tests/lib/libexecinfo/t_backtrace.c
@@ -47,7 +47,7 @@ void myfunc2(size_t ncalls);
 void myfunc1(size_t origcalls, volatile size_t ncalls);
 void myfunc(size_t ncalls);

-volatile int prevent_inline;
+static volatile int prevent_inline;

 myfunc3(size_t ncalls)

From: "Christos Zoulas" <>
Subject: PR/55648 CVS commit: src/tests/lib/libexecinfo
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2020 16:04:10 -0400

 Module Name:	src
 Committed By:	christos
 Date:		Wed Sep  9 20:04:10 UTC 2020

 Modified Files:
 	src/tests/lib/libexecinfo: t_backtrace.c

 Log Message:
 PR/55648: Kyle Evans: Minor warnings in compilation of libexecinfo test2

 To generate a diff of this commit:
 cvs rdiff -u -r1.16 -r1.17 src/tests/lib/libexecinfo/t_backtrace.c

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