Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 491264
kernel-rt should be built with -fwrapv [mrg-1]
Last modified: 2016-05-22 19:28:00 EDT
Description of problem:
Add '-fwrapv' to gcc CFLAGS. This makes sure that gcc doesn't try to optimize away wrapping arithmetic, which the kernel occasionally uses for overflow testing, ie things like
if (ptr + offset < ptr)
which technically is undefined for non-unsigned types. See
Not all versions of gcc support it, so we need to make it conditional (it looks like it was introduced in gcc-3.4).
Created attachment 335959 [details]
Verified by code review. Upstream patch (attached here) found in 126.96.36.199-117.el5rt source tree.
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