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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Important per-cpu fix.
Alan Cox wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-09-09 at 09:15, David S. Miller wrote:
> > Note that Andrew Morton found the problem on one of his older
> > x86 EGCS's about the same time I found it on sparc64.
> egcs gets so many long long things wrong on x86 that its only valid use
> IMHO for 2.5 is as a syntax checker. Is it really worth an ugly hack for
> a compiler one major developer has a personal affliction for and a port
> that has a tiny user base and now has a working compiler.
> Maybe if we put less gunk in the kernel they'd fix gcc more often 8)

Please. I'm not a reason for hanging onto egcs-1.1.2; and I'll
downgrade to 2.95.2 when egcs-1.1.2 is retired (as I did a while back).

But as long as we need to support 1.1.2, I use it. To detect
breakage, and because it compiles kernels 30% faster.
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