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SubjectRe: Linux does not boot
On 20/07/2009 at 15:02 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> It seems that all the people involved are running Debian/sid, and I don't
> think we have any firm confirmation yet that it's the compiler flag for
> anybody. It was certainly the primary suspect, but maybe that was always
> just a red herring guess.
> Wolfgang hasn't actually tried to compile without the -fno-strict-overflow
> flag yet, and maybe his hang is the same binutils bug.

Just in case this information could be of any help:

I compiled but reverting that commit
(a137802ee839ace40079bebde24cfb416f73208a, “Dont use -fwrapv compiler
option: its buggy in gcc-4.1.x”); on my sid box (with that supposedly
bad version of binutils), the box did not boot (same behaviour: reboot
just after lilo).

I also compiled (it has that very same commit) on 3 different
servers at work (debian stable there). All of them booted without any

All of my boxes seem to be ok, but if I can do any additional test to
help, please let me know.


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