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

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Mon Feb 05 2001 - 07:02:48 EST

> 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).

The problem isn't so much that compilers get bugs and they get fixed as
soon as a good test case pops up, its that end users don't habitually check
for a compiler update. Being able to say 'look go get a new compiler' is
productive. Especially as the kernel can panic with a URL ;)


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