Re: First snapshot of a proposed set of fixes to make 2.0.34

Eric W. Biederman (
18 Jan 1998 16:37:09 -0600

>>>>> "Alan" == Alan Cox <> writes:

>> Another candidate:
>> o ioport.c fix from 2.1 for gcc 2.8.0

Alan> I don't believe it is a candidate. It only partially fixes the gcc 2.8.0
Alan> problems, and nobody has spent the 3 or 4 weeks+ running lots of 2.8.0
Alan> compiled kernels neccessary to find out.

>> It is clearly a linux bug and not a gcc problem, and I think it is important
>> that the stable kernel compiles correctly with the latest released gcc.

Alan> Only if we have fair reason to believe the resulting compile is stable.

Then there should be explicit non-support (A warning somewhere),
that this could be dangerous.