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    SubjectRe: 2.6.23-rc8-mm1 -- powerpc link failure
    On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 14:13:21 +0200 (CEST) Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz> wrote:

    > On Thu, 27 Sep 2007, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
    >
    > > Ok, this problem seems to still persist in 2.6.23-rc8-mm2. It seems we
    > > have three options from here:
    > > 1) update the compiler support list to exclude these compilers, or
    > > 2) back this change out, or
    > > 3) switch to the version not using __weak.
    > > The latter seems to be the least intrusive change. As no-one closer to
    > > the problem is stepping up to make the decision I will propose we go
    > > with the third option here.
    >
    > Andrew,
    >
    > if you agree with Andy that we should support compilers that don't work
    > with __weak, please drop i386-and-x86_64-randomize-brk.patch and replace
    > it with the one below instead (this has been already posted at
    > http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/8/31/113). Thanks.
    >

    We have quite a few instances of __weak in there. What is special about
    this one?

    >
    > From: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
    >
    > i386 and x86_64: randomize brk()

    That's a better patch anyway. We often use __weak because people
    can't be bothered doing all that editing.
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