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SubjectRe: [PATCH/RFT 4/5] CLOCK-Pro page replacement
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Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-08-19 at 00:10 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> wrote:
> > > I believe we just ignored sparc64. That usually works for solving these
> > > kind of bugs. 8)
> >
> > heh. iirc, it was demonstrable on x86 also.
>
> No. gcc-2.95 on Sparc64 put uninititialized vars into the bss, ignoring
> the __attribute__((section(".data.percpu"))) directive. x86 certainly
> doesn't have this, I just tested it w/2.95.
>
> Really, it's Sparc64 + gcc-2.95. Send an urgent telegram to the user
> telling them to upgrade.

I recently asked if gcc-2.95 was really still supported, and was told that
it is in common use for its speed...
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