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

From: Gregory Maxwell (
Date: Mon Feb 05 2001 - 00:21:19 EST

On Sun, Feb 04, 2001 at 08:50:13PM -0600, Brian Wolfe wrote:
> From the debate raging here is what I gathered is acceptable....
> make it blow up fataly and immediatly if it detects Red Hat + gcc 2.96-red_hat_broken(forgot version num)
> make it provide a URL to get the patch to remove this safeguard if you really want this.
> The fatal crash should be VERY carefull to only trigger on a redhat system with the broken compiler. And to satisfy your agument that people may need to be able to use it, provide a reverse patch to remove this safeguard in one easy cat file | patch.

No. There are *many* other compilers out there which are much *more* broken
then anything RedHat has recently shipped. Unfortunatly, there is no easy
way to accuratly test for such bugs (because once they can be boiled down to
a simple test they are very rapidly fixed, what's left is voodoo).

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