[LTP] recvmmsg(2) system call tests

Ramon Pantin pantin@google.com
Mon Nov 5 19:35:17 CET 2018

Ok, so my test cases are using arrays on the stack dimensioned at 
run-time based on other values computed at run time. C99 is needed for 
that. I don't see any value in changing them to use alloca(), its a 
waste of time.

Is it really going to be an issue if I use a feature of a 19 year old 

On 11/05/2018 01:40 AM, Cyril Hrubis wrote:
> Hi!
>> Can you help me understand why you don't want to allow this test case to
>> make use of the C99 programming language?
>> It is only a 19 year old standard.
>> If there is a problem with C99 use, can you indicate that the problem is?
> What I'm trying to say is:
> * Reasonable recent compilers support c99 features without -c99
>    explicitelly passed on command line
> * It's a very bad idea to hardcode switches in random leaf Makefiles
>    as from maintenance point of view this is real disaster
> If we ever want to stick to some C standard it has to be a top level
> decision, but honestly I do prefer the compiler defaults.

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