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Last Comment Bug 760335 - Suppress Android gcc 4.4 warnings about "mangling of 'va_list' has changed in GCC 4.4"
: Suppress Android gcc 4.4 warnings about "mangling of 'va_list' has changed in...
Product: Core
Classification: Components
Component: Build Config (show other bugs)
: unspecified
: ARM Android
: -- normal (vote)
: mozilla15
Assigned To: Chris Peterson [:cpeterson]
: Gregory Szorc [:gps]
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Blocks: 826133
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Reported: 2012-05-31 17:42 PDT by Chris Peterson [:cpeterson]
Modified: 2013-01-02 17:43 PST (History)
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suppress-psabi-warnings.patch (2.61 KB, patch)
2012-05-31 17:45 PDT, Chris Peterson [:cpeterson]
vladimir: review+
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Description Chris Peterson [:cpeterson] 2012-05-31 17:42:23 PDT
Android's gcc 4.4 dumps many "the mangling of 'va_list' has changed in GCC 4.4" warnings for system headers we don't control and va_list code that does not care about a stable name mangling ABI.

David Turner from the Android NDK team says [1]:

> there is no simple way to get rid of
> the warning that I know of (trust me I tried).
> The warning message comes from historical reasons. I believe it has been
> completely removed from the GCC 4.5 sources, but we're not using this yet.
> For the record, the issue is that the mangling of 'va_list' has changed
> between gcc 4.2.1 and 4.4.0 (due to a late corrigenda to the ARM spec,
> previous versions of the toolchain mangled va_list the same a void*, which
> was wrong).
> This however does *not* affect NDK-generated code because, very fortunately,
> none of the stable ABIs exposed by the NDK depend on this mangling (this has
> been checked carefully), so whichever toolchain you use, your code will run
> on all Android systems.

Comment 1 Chris Peterson [:cpeterson] 2012-05-31 17:45:43 PDT
Created attachment 629013 [details] [diff] [review]

Add gcc -Wno-psabi for Fennec's CXXFLAGS.
Comment 2 Vladimir Vukicevic [:vlad] [:vladv] 2012-06-01 10:01:15 PDT
Comment on attachment 629013 [details] [diff] [review]

Yes please!
Comment 3 Chris Peterson [:cpeterson] 2012-06-01 12:03:02 PDT
Comment 4 :Ehsan Akhgari (Away Oct 25 - Nov 9) 2012-06-02 12:04:34 PDT

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