Re: module compiler version check still needed?

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Sun Aug 13 2006 - 16:27:27 EST

On Sunday 13 August 2006 06:59, Keith Owens wrote:
> Andi Kleen (on Sun, 13 Aug 2006 06:48:36 +0200) wrote:
> >
> >Does anybody know of any reason why we would still need the compiler version
> >check during module loading? AFAIK on i386 it was only needed to handle
> >2.95 (which got dropped) and on x86-64 it was never needed. Is there
> >a need on any other architecture for it?
> IA64 still needs the check. include/asm-ia64/spinlock.h generates
> different calls to the out of line spinlock handler, depending on the
> version of gcc.

Thanks. But I guess it could be used to MODULE_ARCH_VERMAGIC for ia64 only then.
If nobody else complains I will do that.

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