[EXTERNAL] [edk2-devel] [PATCH v1] BaseTools: Add gcc flag to warn on void* pointer arithmetic

Bret Barkelew

Reviewed-by: Bret Barkelew <bret.barkelew@...>


- Bret


From: PierreGondois via
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 8:24 AM
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [edk2-devel] [PATCH v1] BaseTools: Add gcc flag to warn on void* pointer arithmetic


From: Pierre Gondois <pierre.gondois@...>

By default, gcc allows void* pointer arithmetic.
This is a GCC extension.
 - the C reference manual states that void*
   pointer "cannot be operands of addition
   or subtraction operators". Cf s5.3.1
   "Generic Pointers";
 - Visual studio compiler treat such operation as
   an error.

To prevent such pointer arithmetic, the "-Wpointer-arith"
flag should be set for all GCC versions.

The "-Wpointer-arith"  allows to:
  "Warn about anything that depends on the "size of"
  a function type or of void. GNU C assigns these
  types a size of 1, for convenience in calculations
  with void * pointers and pointers to functions."

This flag is available since GCC2.95.3 which came out in 2001.

Signed-off-by: Pierre Gondois <pierre.gondois@...>

 The changes can be seen at:;;sdata=JRmRWVRS%2FHi6vsYBguNI0SfVZHuEKOVkX5wL0h1J2Ho%3D&amp;reserved=0
     - Add "-Wpointer-arith" gcc flag. [Pierre]

 BaseTools/Conf/tools_def.template | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/BaseTools/Conf/tools_def.template b/BaseTools/Conf/tools_def.template
index 8aeb8a2a6417e41c5660cda5066f52adc8cc3089..fba71665d6ade4dad08a5a0c343f357fd413a8a4 100755
--- a/BaseTools/Conf/tools_def.template
+++ b/BaseTools/Conf/tools_def.template
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
 #  Copyright (c) 2006 - 2018, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.<BR>
 #  Portions copyright (c) 2008 - 2009, Apple Inc. All rights reserved.<BR>
-#  Portions copyright (c) 2011 - 2019, ARM Ltd. All rights reserved.<BR>
+#  Portions copyright (c) 2011 - 2020, ARM Ltd. All rights reserved.<BR>
 #  Copyright (c) 2015, Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.<BR>
 #  (C) Copyright 2020, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP<BR>
 #  Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation
@@ -1918,7 +1918,7 @@ NOOPT_*_*_OBJCOPY_ADDDEBUGFLAG     = --add-gnu-debuglink=$(DEBUG_DIR)/$(MODULE_N
 *_*_*_DTCPP_PATH                   = DEF(DTCPP_BIN)
 *_*_*_DTC_PATH                     = DEF(DTC_BIN)
-DEFINE GCC_ALL_CC_FLAGS            = -g -Os -fshort-wchar -fno-builtin -fno-strict-aliasing -Wall -Werror -Wno-array-bounds -include AutoGen.h -fno-common
+DEFINE GCC_ALL_CC_FLAGS            = -g -Os -fshort-wchar -fno-builtin -fno-strict-aliasing -Wall -Werror -Wpointer-arith -Wno-array-bounds -include AutoGen.h -fno-common
 DEFINE GCC_IA32_CC_FLAGS           = DEF(GCC_ALL_CC_FLAGS) -m32 -malign-double -freorder-blocks -freorder-blocks-and-partition -O2 -mno-stack-arg-probe
 DEFINE GCC_X64_CC_FLAGS            = DEF(GCC_ALL_CC_FLAGS) -mno-red-zone -Wno-address -mno-stack-arg-probe
 DEFINE GCC_ARM_CC_FLAGS            = DEF(GCC_ALL_CC_FLAGS) -mlittle-endian -mabi=aapcs -fno-short-enums -funsigned-char -ffunction-sections -fdata-sections -fomit-frame-pointer -Wno-address -mthumb -mfloat-abi=soft -fno-pic -fno-pie