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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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