[Bug 269] Many compiler warnings with gcc 4.0

Alan DeKok aland at ox.org
Tue Aug 30 21:56:20 CEST 2005

Paul TBBle Hampson <Paul.Hampson at Pobox.com> wrote:
> A brief glance through the patch in the bugreport indicates a lot of
> the casts were for value_pair's strvalue member from uint8_t* to
> char*...
> What might solve this better is if we can somehow get char to default to
> unsigned when building, and all these will go away.


> Also, hidden amongst the signedness errors are occasional
> "comparison always <blah> due to limited range". One such (that I've
> looked at before and given up on) is src/lib/radius.c:1439. This
> comes about because the definition of TAG_VALID_ZERO contains two
> tests, one of which is >=3D0 which is called against a uint8_t*
> here.

  Yeah, it's annoying.  I'm looking at that code now, and will see if
I can fix it.

  I don't think it has any bad side-effects, but it should be fixed.

> Possibly large swathes of the server could be cleaned up to use
> uint8_t instead of char, and such warnings could be eliminated,
> but we will still get signedness problems from the libc calls which
> are defined with char parameters, and char is considered signed.


> I agree that the cast is ugly, and in fact a few prototypes (such as
> rad_pwdecode) could be changed to take a uint8_t instead of a char to remove
> some similar casts.  (Speculation based on the block directly above
> src/lib/radius.c:1439)


> And I then suggest that the above is more like HEAD work than
> RELEASE_1_0 work.


  Alan DeKok.

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