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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fix inlining related build failures in mxser.c
On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 14:54:43 +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
>* Jesper Juhl:
>
>>> Add -funit-at-a-time to the CFLAGS, and the compiler is happy.
>>>
>> But, does unit-at-a-time work reliably for all compilers on all archs back
>> to and including gcc 2.95.3 ?
>
>Unit-at-a-time is only available in GCC 3.4 and above.

The problem with unit-at-a-time isn't compiler availability,
but the fact that at least with gcc-3.4 on x86 it causes
significant stack usage increases, which in the kernel lead
to stack overflow problems. This is not a theoretical issue,
the overflows have been observed in normal kernels.

So wrt inlining failures, the correct fix is to remove the
inlines or rearrange the code to allow inlining w/o unit-at-a-time.

/Mikael
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