Re: [PATCH 00/12] external array access helpers

From: Vegard Nossum
Date: Sun Oct 16 2016 - 13:28:44 EST

On 10/16/2016 06:14 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 05:16:04PM +0200, Vegard Nossum wrote:

The first two patches in the series fix the concrete bug (a boot crash
when using gcc 7.0+) by defining new wrappers for arrays defined in
linker scripts. These two patches should probably go into the kernel +
stable as soon as people are happy with the new interface. Not sure who
would pick this up, Greg maybe?

Ugh, that's messy, but nice fixup. I can take these in my tree. I'd
like to get others to review them first, but I can queue them up in a
week or so if there is no objections.


Is gcc 7.0 "stable" enough that people will start to be using it soon?

Well, it seems like Jiri and I both ran into the firmware thing

gcc 7 is not actually released yet, so I guess my message above is
slightly misleading.

gcc 6 seems to have released about a year after development started
and gcc 7 development started in April, so I guess there's still quite a
lot of time before it's officially out.

Although the NetBSD people seemed to have run into the same issue using
GCC 5.4, I'm not sure what to make of that.