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SubjectRe: [PATCH] a more efficient BUG() macro
Paul Gortmaker wrote:
>
> Anyway this small patch makes sure there is only one "kernel BUG..." string,
> and dumps __FILE__ in favour of an address value since System.map data is
> needed to make full use of the BUG() dump anyways. The memory stats of two
> otherwise identical kernels:
>

Shouldn't the linker drop duplicate strings?

info gcc mentions that gcc merges duplicate strings, but it seems that
it doesn't work (gcc-2.96-69, binutils-2.10.0.18-1).

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Manfred
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