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SubjectRe: [PATCH] parisc: fix module loading failure of large kernel modules (take 4)
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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 13:22:53 -0800 (PST)

> On Wed, 31 Dec 2008, Andrew Morton wrote:
> >
> > Adrian claimed that it was gcc-4.1.0 and 4.1.1 only. He proposed
> > banning them: http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/8/5/444
>
> If it really is just those releases, then yes, considering the number of
> cases we apparently have, and considering how ugly it is in some cases to
> move the weak function anywhere else, maybe banning those versions is the
> proper thing to do.
>
> It probably won't hurt very many people - yeah, some people will be forced
> to upgrade, but I have this memory of early 4.1 having had other bugs
> anyway, so it's probably a good idea.

I think this is probably the best way to handle this.


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