Re: fixing more format truncation issues

From: Michael Paquier <michael(at)paquier(dot)xyz>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter(dot)eisentraut(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: fixing more format truncation issues
Date: 2018-03-16 03:51:04
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On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 12:12:18PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> FWIW, I noticed while fooling with pre-release Fedora 28 that gcc 8.0.1
> emits a whole boatload of these warnings by default. This patch doesn't
> seem to have moved the needle very much, either. In a quick look, it
> seemed like a lot of them were things we simply wouldn't be interested
> in fixing ("yeah, the path length limit is MAXPGPATH, tough"). So
> I'm thinking we're going to be needing -Wno-format-truncation soon.

Maybe it is worth a try on Debian as well. The base packages use GCC 7
but I can see that 8 is also available.

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