Re: user-mode port 0.44-2.4.7

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Thu Jul 26 2001 - 13:35:44 EST

> and blame gcc developers for breaking it, or stay in the unsafe ground
> and fix kernel each time gcc will introduce new nasty optimizations.
> This may become tricky later - for instance as making kernel codebase
> -fstrict-aliasing ready.

Until the C language improves its ability to describe aliasing safety I
don't think its going to be practical to fix the issue. I've seen patches to
make slhc.c strict aliasing safe for example, and they are too ugly to live
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