Re: [reiserfs-list] ReiserFS Oops (2.4.1, deterministic, symlink related)

From: Ion Badulescu (
Date: Fri Feb 02 2001 - 16:22:38 EST

On Fri, 2 Feb 2001 16:46:45 +0000 (GMT), Alan Cox <> wrote:
>> : It is the original one. I'll try with the -69:
>> :
>> With 2.96-69 the reiserfs seems to work well.
>> Sorry for the confusion, I forgot to upgrade the gcc on my machine.
> Excellent. Im just glad to know its a fixed bug.

Yes. But since Red Hat took upon themselves to define "gcc 2.96", they
should have created a new patchlevel (2.96.1) for their fixed compiler.

As it stands, there is no way to determine programatically whether
gcc-2.96 is broken or now. The only way to do it is to check the RPM
version -- which, needless to say, is a bit difficult to do from the
C code about to be compiled. So I can't really blame Hans if he decides
to outlaw gcc-2.96[.0] for reiserfs compiles.


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