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SubjectWe're still coping with GCC < 3.0
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In arch/i386/kernel/irq.c (current git head) I found this comment:

/*
* These should really be __section__(".bss.page_aligned") as well, but
* gcc's 3.0 and earlier don't handle that correctly.
*/
static char softirq_stack[NR_CPUS * THREAD_SIZE]
__attribute__((__aligned__(THREAD_SIZE)));

static char hardirq_stack[NR_CPUS * THREAD_SIZE]
__attribute__((__aligned__(THREAD_SIZE)));

That should be fixed now that we require GCC 3.0, not?

Btw, there are other such comments, like in include/asm-i386/semaphore.h:
sema_init (for GCC 2.7!). That one might not be the case to fix because of the
increased stack usage

I've seen other similar tests around, so I thought that it'd be useful to
centralize all tests for GCC versions to headers like include/compiler.h so
they're promptly removed when deprecating old compilers.

What about this?
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