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SubjectRe: Linux 4.9.180 build fails wi th gcc 9 and 'cleanup module' specifies less restrictive attr ibute than its target …
On Fri, Aug 02, 2019 at 12:19:33PM +0200, Miguel Ojeda wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 10:17 AM Rolf Eike Beer <eb@emlix.com> wrote:
> >
> > Am Samstag, 8. Juni 2019, 14:00:34 CEST schrieb Miguel Ojeda:
> > > On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 8:59 PM Greg KH <greg@kroah.com> wrote:
> > > > "manually fixing it up" means "hacked it to pieces" to me, I have no
> > > > idea what the end result really was :)
> > > >
> > > > If someone wants to send me some patches I can actually apply, that
> > > > would be best...
> > >
> > > I will give it a go whenever I get some free time :)
> >
> > I fear this has never happened, did it?
>
> No. Between summer, holidays and a conference I didn't get to do it.
>
> Done the minimal approach here:
>
> https://github.com/ojeda/linux/commits/compiler-attributes-backport
>
> Tested building a handful of drivers with gcc 4.6.4, 8.3.0 and 9.1.1.
>
> Greg, I could backport the entire compiler_attributes.h, but given
> this is stable, we are supposed to minimize changes, right?
>
> I tried to imitate what you do in other stable patches, please check
> the Cc:, Link: lines and the "commit ... upstream" just in case.

If only those 2 patches are all that is needed, nice! I'll gladly take
them, can you send them to me (and cc: the stable list) in email so I
can queue them up for the next round of releases after this one?

thanks,

greg k-h

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