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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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