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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: crc32 and lib.a (was Re: [PATCH] nbd in 2.5.3 does
       From: Keith Owens <>
    Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 21:28:52 +1100

    On Fri, 01 Feb 2002 11:07:42 +0100,
    Horst von Brand <> wrote:
    >libc.a was invented precisely to handle such stuff automatically when
    >linking... if it doesn't work, it should be fixed. I.e., making .a --> .o
    >is a step in the wrong direction IMVHO.

    There are two contradictory requirements. crc32.o must only be linked
    if anything in the kernel needs it, linker puts crc32.o after the code
    that uses it. crc32.o must be linked before anything that uses it so
    the crc32 __init code can initialize first.

    Horst isn't even talking about the initcall issues, he's talking about
    how linking with libc works in that it only brings in the routines you
    actually reference.

    Will you get over the initcall thing already, you must be dreaming
    about it at this point. I mean really, just GET OVER IT. :-)
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