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SubjectRe: 2.6.19-git13: uts banner changes break SLES9 (at least)
Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Dec 2006, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
>> I am afraid to report that this second version also fails for me, as you point
>> out CIFS can break us if defined.
> Olaf, will you admit that the SLES9 code is crap now?
> Andy, does just replacing the "__initdata" with "const" fix it for you?
> That should hopefully mean that IN PRACTICE the Linux version string will
> be the first one to be triggered, if only because init/main.c is linked
> reasonably early, and all the other "Linux version" strings will hopefully
> be in the same rodata section.

Yes that does make things 'work' again. This all seems pretty fragile :(.

> Sad, sad. We shouldn't need to work around tools that are so _obviously_
> broken like this.

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