Compile error on Solaris (Bad value 'wbadlkginit' for flag '-erroff')

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at
Fri Feb 19 16:50:34 UTC 2016

On Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 5:46 PM, Magnus Ihse Bursie
<magnus.ihse.bursie at> wrote:
> On 2016-02-19 09:40, Volker Simonis wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 9:45 PM, Magnus Ihse Bursie
>> <magnus.ihse.bursie at> wrote:
>>> On 2016-02-18 11:17, Volker Simonis wrote:
>>>> Thanks.
>>>> Unfortunately, --disable-warnings-as-errors doesn't help in this case.
>>>> If we want to still make it possible to build with 12u3 we have to
>>>> filter out the corresponding -erroff options depending on the compiler
>>>> version.
>>> Due to reasons like this, we would like to support a minimal span of
>>> versions for the solstudio compiler. So if you are alright with upgrading
>>> to
>>> 12u4, we'd prefer to drop support for 12u3 completely. Filtering out
>>> error
>>> options like this is quite a pain, otherwise.
>>> I believe there are few community users that care much about Solaris and
>>> solstudio. Had you not told me you were building on Solaris, I would have
>>> guessed only Oracle did so. This gives us, I believe, a better chance at
>>> enforcing stricter restrictions on the set of supported versions,
>>> compared
>>> to the situation for e.g. gcc and linux.
>> For our product builds we will most probably have to stay with older
>> version for a couple of reasons (building on older OS release,
>> dependency on other products/libraries, licensing/support issues,
>> etc). But as long as the problem is just a few unknown compiler
>> options I'm fine if you say you don't want to support them any more
>> (we can easily remove them in our proprietary build).
>> This assessment would of course change if it would be necessary to
>> make bigger source code changes (i.e. template code) in order to
>> support older compilers. But fortunately we're not there until now :)
>> By the way, do you know if the upcoming "HotSpot C++ Unit-Test
>> Framework" (JEP 281) will impose further restrictions on the supported
>> C++ compilers?
> Not that I know of, no. But perhaps no-one have ever tried compiling GTest
> on xlc, so you might have some porting work to do if you want to be able to
> use the unit test framework.

Yet another adventure we have to survive :)

> /Magnus
>> Regards,
>> Volker

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