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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Documentation/changes: Raise minimum supported binutils version to 2.23
On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 09:37:13AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> I think it's ok. It's not going to cause any _subtle_ failures, it's
> going to cause very clear "oh, now it doesn't build" errors.
> No?
> And binutils 2.23 is what, 7+ years old by now and apparently had
> known failure cases too.
> But if there are silent and subtle failures, that might be a reason to
> be careful. Are there?

Well, not that I know of and that's why I'm being overly cautious. Maybe
too cautious but a lot of hectic testing of last minute fixes in the
past have taught me to take my time.

And since it doesn't really matter when the patch goes in - there's
always the next merge window - I would prefer to take our time and have
it simmer in -next for max period.

So yeah, 2.23 has been tested for a long time now and it is very likely
that nothing would happen and if you think it's ok, then sure. Then if
you happen to see urgent pull requests with build or some other fixes,
at least you'll be prepared. :-)


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