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SubjectRe: 2.6.19-git13: uts banner changes break SLES9 (at least)
On Mon, Dec 11, Olaf Hering wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 11, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> > +static char __initdata linux_banner[] =
> > + "Linux version " UTS_RELEASE
> > + " (" LINUX_COMPILE_BY "@" LINUX_COMPILE_HOST ")"
> > + " (" LINUX_COMPILER ")"
> > + " " UTS_VERSION "\n";
>
> main.o gets linked after misc.o, so this will not work. Having both as
> globals in the same c file in the right order, that will probably fix
> it. Let my try.

Hmm, even moving this to linux_banner doesnt work, just because
__initdata is in a different section.
Only 'const char static_linux_banner' works.
Maybe the guy who did it back in Summer 2000 should have asked for a standard?!


+++ linux-2.6/init/version.c
@@ -34,6 +34,13 @@ struct uts_namespace init_uts_ns = {
};
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(init_uts_ns);

+/* keep this static string before linux_banner */
+char __initdata static_linux_banner[] =
+ "Linux version " UTS_RELEASE
+ " (" LINUX_COMPILE_BY "@" LINUX_COMPILE_HOST ")"
+ " (" LINUX_COMPILER ")"
+ " " UTS_VERSION "\n";
+
const char linux_banner[] =
"Linux version %s (" LINUX_COMPILE_BY "@"
LINUX_COMPILE_HOST ") (" LINUX_COMPILER ") %s\n";
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