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    SubjectRe: iso9660 endianness cleanup patch
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    Linus Torvalds writes:

    > Btw, please use "static inline" instead of "extern inline", as gcc may
    > decide not to inline the latter at all, leading to confusing link-time
    > errors. (Gcc may also decide not to inline "static inline", but then gcc
    > will output the actual body of the function out-of-line if it gets used,
    > so you don't get the link-time failure).
    >
    > Right now only certain broken versions of gcc will actually show this
    > behaviour, I think, but it's at least in theory going to be an issue.

    Since the best choice depends on compiler version:

    #if(GCC_VERSION_FOO)
    #define __inline extern inline
    #else
    #define __inline static inline
    #endif

    (that, or _INLINE if you prefer)
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