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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] include/linux/coda.h
    On Tue, 22 May 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

    > If __linux__ is not defined by the cross compiler, then the cross compiler
    > is broken. A cross compiler has the same environment as the native compiler
    > for the target. The only stuff that should break (well should as in might) is
    > tools native built
    > Or am I misunderstanding the report ?

    It is not a cross compiler, it is the FreeBSD native gcc. As I understood
    it, Linux is a self contained project and should be targetting the
    native platform, not Linux on that platform. A cross compiler should
    not be needed unless one is building for another CPU.

    The coda.h file was doing something along the lines of:

    #ifdef __linux__
    #ifdef __KERNEL__
    /* Define things */

    When compiling the kernel under FreeBSD, __KERNEL__ is defined, but
    __linux__ is not. I think this is an error on the part of the header file,
    because on non-Linux build environments, which would otherwise compile the
    Linux kernel correctly, do not have __linux__ defined.

    However, not many people will probably find much use in compiling the
    kernel on other platforms, so if you think this isn't worth inclusion, I
    totally understand. I'm in the process of porting UML to FreeBSD, and
    having this patch in the tree would make my job slightly easier.


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