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SubjectRe: Linux 2.2.20-pre4

On 19 Jun 2001, Alan Cox <> wrote:
> > sched.c:52: conflicting types for `xtime'
> > /usr/src/linux/include/linux/sched.h:509: previous declaration of `xtime'
> Stick a volatile in the declaration. Thats a real bug it found


I made it

extern volatile struct timeval xtime;

Now it stops with

/usr/src/linux/include/linux/sched.h: At top level:
/usr/src/linux/include/linux/sched.h:509: warning: useless keyword or
type name in empty declaration
In file included from /usr/src/linux/include/linux/blkdev.h:6,
from ksyms.c:15:
/usr/src/linux/include/linux/genhd.h: In function `ptype':
/usr/src/linux/include/linux/genhd.h:83: warning: deprecated use of
label at end of compound statement
ksyms.c: At top level:
ksyms.c:352: `xtime' undeclared here (not in a function)
ksyms.c:352: initializer element is not constant
ksyms.c:352: (near initialization for `__ksymtab_xtime.value')
make[2]: *** [ksyms.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.2.20pre4/kernel'
make[1]: *** [first_rule] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.2.20pre4/kernel'
make: *** [_dir_kernel] Error 2

So long,


The number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected.
- Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, June 1972
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