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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] parisc: fix module loading failure of large kernel modules (take 4)
    From: Linus Torvalds <>
    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:
    > 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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