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    SubjectRe: egcs/linux networking problem isolated
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    Alan Modra <alan@spri.levels.unisa.edu.au> said:

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    > Of course, you still can use mix-n-match if you appropriately edit
    > include/asm/spinlock.h. That's what I've just done, and now a completely
    > egcs compiled kernel works ok. I wonder if somewhere in the linux kernel
    > build process, files are being preprocessed by gcc-2.7.2/cpp (/lib/cpp is
    > a link to gcc-2.7.2/cpp on my system), or if egcs has a problem with empty
    > structures in some circumstances.

    It is gcc which has serious problems with initializers of empty structures
    under certain circumstances. I reported that way back, which lead to the
    current "gcc_is_buggy" field in many structures under gcc-2.7.2.
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