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

From: Dr. David Gilbert (
Date: Mon Feb 05 2001 - 07:57:37 EST

On Mon, 5 Feb 2001, Hans Reiser wrote:

> and if reiserfs is the root partition? You really want to make them reboot to
> the old kernel and recompile rather than making them just recompile?
> Stop trying to blame something other than the compiler, it is ridiculous.

Blaming the compiler is one thing - however stopping the user running into
a bug caused by a dodgy compiler is a different one.

Putting a test in to identify a duff compiler and then stop the kernel
doing something potentially dangerous given that it has been compiled in a
broken way is perfectly reasonable.


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