Re: module compiler version check still needed?

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Mon Aug 14 2006 - 01:43:12 EST

On Monday 14 August 2006 07:38, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 14, 2006 at 06:59:49AM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> >
> > > Will we remember to add the check back in when we introduce new
> > > dependencies on compiler versions?
> >
> > If something breaks it be readded. I see it only as a special
> > hack for some extraordinary, and hopefully these problems won't happen again.
> What we should add should be some kind of cabability mask.

It would be probably overkill.

> There is no need to require that modules are built with exactly the same
> compiler as the kernel when it is only a very few compiler versions that
> causes layout/ABI differences.

On i386/x86-64 that's not the case anymore as far as I know.

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