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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.27.27


On Mon, 20 Jul 2009, Linus Torvalds wrote:

>
>
> On Mon, 20 Jul 2009, Marc Dionne wrote:
>>>
>>> Hmm. This sounds more like the binutils bug that people had. Sounds like
>>> an assembler bug if the *.o file ends up being empty or at some fixed
>>> size. If it was cc1 that fails, I'd expect to not see an *.o file at all,
>>> since it didn't generate good assembly.
>>>
>>> In fact, your behavior sounds like the thing that produces the *.o files
>>> core-dumped or died for other reasons, and had a 64kB buffer that either
>>> got flushed or not. That would explain the "zero or exactly 64kB" size.
>>>
>>> It could be ccache too, of course.
>>
>> Actually in my case it turns out that it is ccache after all - if I remove it
>> from the picture everything is fine. If I re-enable it, even with a clean
>> cache, I get the problem.
>>
>> It might just be a coincidence that it's triggered by the -fwrapv change.
>
> Ok, so this is getting ridiculous. Do we have _three_ different kernel
> issues going on at the same time, all subtly related to tools issues
> rather than the kernel source tree itself?
>
> That's just completely bizarre.
>
> So right now we have:
>
> - Krzysztof Oledzki: the only one who so far has really pinpointed it to
> the -fwrapv change itself.
>
> It would be good to really double-check that this is not about ccache,
> since Marc apparently gets a good kernel without ccache, and -fwrapv
> seems to be involved.

There is no ccache configured in my systems and the same problem appears
on a different servers (both i386 and x86-64). However, the configs are
very similar and the hardware is nearly identical.

I'm pretty sure the only different between bootable and unbootable kernel
is that fwrapv vs strict-overflow change.

Best regards,

Krzysztof Olędzki
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