Re: module compiler version check still needed?

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Sun Aug 13 2006 - 18:02:04 EST

On Sun, Aug 13, 2006 at 10:27:24PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> 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.

People might not complain until this is for some time in a released

Why don't you check yourself?

grep -r __GNUC__ *
grep -r cc-version *

There are over 100 results, but it's easy to spot the few requiring a
deeper look.

> -Andi



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