Description of fix

Dr Andrew John Hughes ahughes at
Wed May 11 07:55:52 PDT 2011

On 15:26 Wed 11 May     , Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 05/11/2011 02:43 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> > On 09:44 Wed 11 May     , Andrew Haley wrote:
> >>
> >> It looks like this has been a warning in gcc since forever.  I have no
> >> idea why it generates an error on Debian, though.  So, I guess there's
> >> no more to be done, but I don't like mysteries like this: they tend to
> >> come back to bite you.
> > 
> > You already said... because HotSpot builds with -Werror.
> But that doesn't explain it.  That file isn't built with -Wformat,
> which is what causes the warning.  So why does it error out on
> Debian?  Maybe Debian forces -Wall ?

Ah right.  Yes I think Debian enables more warnings.  This may be why some
of the patches in IcedTea from doko are there.

> Andrew.

Andrew :)

Free Java Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc. (

Support Free Java!
Contribute to GNU Classpath and IcedTea
PGP Key: F5862A37 (
Fingerprint = EA30 D855 D50F 90CD F54D  0698 0713 C3ED F586 2A37

More information about the hotspot-compiler-dev mailing list