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SubjectRe: Fwd: binutils in debian unstable is broken.

On Wed, 5 Dec 2001, Alan Cox wrote:

> > The problem appears to be that the linker is now actually doing what
> > we asked it to do, so the `remove_foo' entry in that table now points
> > at a function which isn't going to be linked into the kernel. Oh dear.
> The ideal it seems would be for binutils to support passing a stub function
> to use in such cases. That would keep the kernel stuff working nicely and
> allow us to do panic("__exit code called"); if anyone actually did manage
> to call one.

We can get a panic() call (and remove the ugly #ifdef's) with
something like this:

in some .h file:

#define DEVEXIT_FUNC(a) (a)
void panic_exit_code();
#define DEVEXIT_FUNC(a) ((typeof((a)) *)panic_exit_code)

in some .c file:

void panic_exit_code()
panic("__exit code called");

change the drivers like this:

remove: firestream_remove_one,

to this:

remove: DEVEXIT_FUNC(firestream_remove_one),


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