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    SubjectRe: [TRIVIAL PATCH] /init/version.c
    Gotcha. Thanks.

    I'll redo it correctly a bit later, with
    const char msg[]; and extern char msg[];
    instead of
    const char * msg; and extern char * msg;

    -Vadim Lobanov

    On Wed, 3 Nov 2004, Denis Vlasenko wrote:

    > On Wednesday 03 November 2004 18:34, vlobanov wrote:
    > > It seems to compile just fine. Here are the relevant snippets:
    > >
    > > UPD include/asm-i386/asm_offsets.h
    > > CC init/main.o
    > > CHK include/linux/compile.h
    > > UPD include/linux/compile.h
    > > CC init/version.o
    > > CC init/do_mounts.o
    > >
    > > ...and...
    > >
    > > CC fs/proc/proc_tty.o
    > > CC fs/proc/proc_misc.o
    > > CC fs/proc/kcore.o
    > >
    > > Why did you believe it would not compile? (Just so I can be extra
    > > careful about this kind of code in the future.)
    >
    > I was wrong. It compiles but won't work right:
    >
    > a.c:
    > char msg[] = "boo";
    >
    > b.c:
    > #include <stdio.h>
    > extern char *msg;
    > int main() {
    > puts(msg);
    > return 0;
    > }
    >
    > # gcc b.c a.c
    > # ./a.out
    > Segmentation fault
    >
    > --
    > vda
    >
    >
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