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

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Fri Feb 02 2001 - 16:57:39 EST

> 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.

Oh I can see why Hans wants to cut down his bug reporting load. I can also
say from experience it wont work. If you put #error in then everyone will
mail him and complain it doesnt build, if you put #warning in nobody will
read it and if you dont put anything in you get the odd bug report anyway.

Basically you can't win and unfortunately a shrink wrap forcing the user
to read the README file for the kernel violates the GPL ..

Jaded, me ?


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