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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/9] UML - Export gcov symbol based on gcc version
    On Fri, Mar 11, 2005 at 06:53:15PM -0500, Jeff Dike wrote:
    > said:
    > > And therefore you added a patch that helps only those distros at the
    > > price of breaking other people and distros using sane compilers?
    > Didn't you start this thread by pointing out that SuSE has a gcc 3.3.4
    > which isn't? I would call that a compiler which lies about its version, and
    > for the purposes of this argument, I would say that it is not a sane
    > compiler.

    I said:

    <-- snip -->

    This line has to be something like

    ( (__GNUC__ == 3 && __GNUC_MINOR__ == 3 && __GNUC_PATCHLEVEL__ >= 4) && \

    <-- snip -->

    Only heavily patches gcc 3.3 compiler define __gcov_init.

    Anton's original report said that he needs __gcov_init with
    SuSE gcc 3.3.4 .

    > Given this, your original (correct) claim was that my patch would not help
    > such compilers. Are you now claiming that it does help such compilers, and
    > no one else?

    No, my claim is that no sane gcc 3.3 defines __gcov_init.

    > Jeff



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