Re: [patch] kernel/module.c (plus gratuitous rant)

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Tue Oct 24 2000 - 15:55:56 EST

On Tue, 24 Oct 2000, Andrew Morton wrote:
> if the person who sent you the -pre4 patch against module.c
> had Cc:'ed this mailing list then your kernel would do
> something useful when compiled with gcc-

It seems that gcc- is terminally ill. I'd rather change
Documentation/Changes, and just document the fact.

These kinds of subtle work-arounds for gcc bugs are not really acceptable,
nor is it worthwhile complaining when somebody does development with a gcc
that is _not_ broken, and doesn't notice that some random gcc bug breaks
the kernel for others.


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