Сабж. Релиза GCC 7, конечно, ещё не было, но планируемое время релиза (середина апреля) стремительно приближается, а баги всплывают и всплывают. Теперь на грабли GCC 7 наступает ядро, о чём можно прочитать в Changelog'е 6-го патча к ядру 4.10, который вышел на днях:
commit afd4fdd0da4921a9086b9ea7f9e9214caa990bb3 Author: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com> Date: Thu Mar 2 12:17:22 2017 -0800 give up on gcc ilog2() constant optimizations commit 474c90156c8dcc2fa815e6716cc9394d7930cb9c upstream. gcc-7 has an "optimization" pass that completely screws up, and generates the code expansion for the (impossible) case of calling ilog2() with a zero constant, even when the code gcc compiles does not actually have a zero constant. And we try to generate a compile-time error for anybody doing ilog2() on a constant where that doesn't make sense (be it zero or negative). So now gcc7 will fail the build due to our sanity checking, because it created that constant-zero case that didn't actually exist in the source code. There's a whole long discussion on the kernel mailing about how to work around this gcc bug. The gcc people themselevs have discussed their "feature" in https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=72785 but it's all water under the bridge, because while it looked at one point like it would be solved by the time gcc7 was released, that was not to be. So now we have to deal with this compiler braindamage. And the only simple approach seems to be to just delete the code that tries to warn about bad uses of ilog2(). So now "ilog2()" will just return 0 not just for the value 1, but for any non-positive value too. It's not like I can recall anybody having ever actually tried to use this function on any invalid value, but maybe the sanity check just meant that such code never made it out in public.