In commit a76bcf557ef4 ("Kbuild: enable -Wmaybe-uninitialized warning
for "make W=1""), I reverted another change that happened to fix a problem
with old compilers, and now we get this report again with old compilers
(prior to gcc-4.8) and GCOV enabled:

   cc1: warnings being treated as errors
   drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_ringbuffer.c: In function 
   drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_ringbuffer.c:438: error: 'mmio.reg' may be used 
uninitialized in this function
   At top level:
>> cc1: error: unrecognized command line option "-Wno-maybe-uninitialized"

The problem is that we turn off the warning conditionally in a number
of places as we should, but one of them does it unconditionally.
Instead, change it to call cc-disable-warning as we do elsewhere.

The original patch that caused it was merged into linux-4.7, then
4.8 removed the change and 4.9 brought it back, so we probably want
a backport to 4.9 once this is merged.

Fixes: a76bcf557ef4 ("Kbuild: enable -Wmaybe-uninitialized warning for "make 
Fixes: e72e2dfe7c16 ("gcov: disable -Wmaybe-uninitialized warning")
Reported-by: kbuild test robot <>
Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
 Makefile | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index 4fcc0f2dd93c..dbe9ce5d0e96 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -370,7 +370,7 @@ LDFLAGS_MODULE  =
 LDFLAGS_vmlinux =
-CFLAGS_GCOV    = -fprofile-arcs -ftest-coverage -fno-tree-loop-im 
+CFLAGS_GCOV    = -fprofile-arcs -ftest-coverage -fno-tree-loop-im $(call 
 CFLAGS_KCOV    := $(call cc-option,-fsanitize-coverage=trace-pc,)

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