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SubjectRe: [PATCH] spinlock.h cleanup
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On Mon, 2002-07-29 at 18:46, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Check that again. The old check was for "(__GNUC__ > 2)", ie it would only
> trigger for gcc-3 and up.

Err, right.

> > If I recall correctly, the fix was for older egcs compilers.
>
> I've got this memory of fairly recent gcc's messing up on sparc, for
> example.

The problem is indeed fixed in 2.95... the problem is not with those
compilers on sparc but that sparc64 uses an old compiler (DaveM
recommends 2.91.66 for sparc64).

Consequently, I sent you a rediff of the patch - this time without
removing the compiler workaround. It should be acceptable.

Robert Love

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