GDB 8.1 build error

Pedro Alves
Fri Apr 27 19:10:00 GMT 2018

On 04/27/2018 07:44 PM, Paul Koning wrote:

> I had deleted the build test directory, so I repeated the operation.  Got a failure again but a completely different one:
> g++ -x c++ -std=gnu++11 -g -O2   -I. -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/common -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/config -DLOCALEDIR="\"/usr/local/trunk/share/locale\"" -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../include/opcode -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../opcodes/.. -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../readline/.. -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../zlib -I../bfd -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../bfd -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../include -I../libdecnumber -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../libdecnumber  -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/gnulib/import -Ibuild-gnulib/import   -DTUI=1  -I/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/include/python2.7 -I/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/include/python2.7 -w  -c -o completer.o -MT completer.o -MMD -MP -MF ./.deps/completer.Tpo /Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/completer.c
> /Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/completer.c:2041:23: error: 
>       non-constant-expression cannot be narrowed from type 'int' to 'char' in
>       initializer list [-Wc++11-narrowing]
>       char buf[2] = { quote_char () };
>                       ^~~~~~~~~~~~~
> /Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/completer.c:2041:23: note: insert an
>       explicit cast to silence this issue
>       char buf[2] = { quote_char () };
>                       ^~~~~~~~~~~~~
>                       static_cast<char>( )

We silence those currently for gcc with "-Wno-narrowing" (in gdb/warning.m4).
Looks like clang uses a different spelling for that warning [-Wc++11-narrowing].

Or ... does it?  This:

says that -Wnarrowing is synonym for -Wc++11-narrowing.  So is that a clang bug?

Adding that to gdb/warning.m4 (and regenerating gdb/configure gdb/gdbserver/configure
should fix it).  That is, until we actual fix the code to not require
silencing the warning (,
but that's a larger chunk of work.

Oh, wait....  Your build line has no "-W" at all, it has "-w" instead??
How did that happen?

> I then asked specifically for probe.o ("cd gdb && make probe.o"):
> g++ -x c++ -std=gnu++11 -g -O2   -I. -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/common -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/config -DLOCALEDIR="\"/usr/local/trunk/share/locale\"" -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../include/opcode -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../opcodes/.. -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../readline/.. -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../zlib -I../bfd -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../bfd -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../include -I../libdecnumber -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../libdecnumber  -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/gnulib/import -Ibuild-gnulib/import   -DTUI=1  -I/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/include/python2.7 -I/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/include/python2.7 -w  -c -o probe.o -MT probe.o -MMD -MP -MF ./.deps/probe.Tpo /Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/probe.c
> /Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/probe.c:63:28: error: default
>       initialization of an object of const type 'const any_static_probe_ops'
>       without a user-provided default constructor
> const any_static_probe_ops any_static_probe_ops;
>                            ^
>                                                {}

Right, that's ill-formed, thus a gdb bug.  A const POD must either
be initialized, or have a user-declared default constructor.

So adding an explicit initializer like clang is suggesting should fix it:

  const any_static_probe_ops any_static_probe_ops = {};

Pedro Alves

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