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    SubjectRe: CONFIG_KPROBES=y build requires gawk
    On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 06:43:01PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    > On 12/16/2009 05:39 PM, Roland Dreier wrote:
    > > Is there any reason not to apply the patch below, to allow more awk
    > > implementations to be used? After all, it's not like we're going to put
    > > non-ASCII characters into the map file...
    > I guess the question is if it will break under any other circumstances,
    > but I guess we can find those when we get to them.
    > There was a long discussion about the use of awk on IRC today.
    > Apparently mawk, in particular, is actively broken, because the
    > maintainer believe that POSIX is crap. There are quite a few issues
    > with it, according to reports.

    still is more compact than gawk, less loaded with GNU "extensions" and
    happens to be default on debian and debian-derived userlands.

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