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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>hello,</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>I was just browsing the kernel sources and
discovered</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>something strange:</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>in file linux/arch/ia64/boot/bootloader.c, line
104:</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>
<DIV>it says "volative" but i guess "volatile" was meant,</DIV>
<DIV>I couldn't find that keyword in my gcc documentation</DIV>
<DIV>either.</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>#ifdef CONFIG_ITANIUM_ASTEP_SPECIFIC<BR>&nbsp;asm volative ("nop 0;; nop
0;; nop 0;;");<BR>#endif /* CONFIG_ITANIUM_ASTEP_SPECIFIC */</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Please tell me if this is a bug or just forget this mail when I err.</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>My kernel version is 2.4.0 patched as follows:</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>1. downloaded and unpacked linux-2.4.0-test11.tar.gz to
/usr/src/linux</DIV>
<DIV>2. patched with patch-2.4.0-test12.gz (zcat patch-2.4.0-test12.gz | patch
-p1)</DIV>
<DIV>
<DIV>3. patched with patch-2.4.0-prerelease.gz (zcat patch-2.4.0-prerelease.gz |
patch -p1)</DIV>
<DIV>
<DIV>4. patched with prerelease-to-final.gz (zcat prerelease-to-final.gz | patch
-p1)</DIV>
<DIV>5. patched with&nbsp;linux-2.4.0-reiserfs-3.6.25-patch.gz (zcat
linux-2.4.0-reiserfs-3.6.25-patch.gz | patch -p1)</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Kernel was downloaded from <A
href="http://www.kernel.org">http://www.kernel.org</A>, patches were downloaded
from <A href="http://www.kernel.org">http://www.kernel.org</A>,</DIV>
<DIV>ReiserFS patch was downloaded from <A
href="ftp://ftp.namesys.com/pub/reiserfs-for-2.4/">ftp://ftp.namesys.com/pub/reiserfs-for-2.4/</A></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Adrian Glaubitz</DIV></DIV></FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>
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