Re: 2.6.23-rc8-mm1 -- powerpc link failure

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Thu Sep 27 2007 - 13:20:24 EST

On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 14:13:21 +0200 (CEST) Jiri Kosina <jkosina@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thu, 27 Sep 2007, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
> > Ok, this problem seems to still persist in 2.6.23-rc8-mm2. It seems we
> > have three options from here:
> > 1) update the compiler support list to exclude these compilers, or
> > 2) back this change out, or
> > 3) switch to the version not using __weak.
> > The latter seems to be the least intrusive change. As no-one closer to
> > the problem is stepping up to make the decision I will propose we go
> > with the third option here.
> Andrew,
> if you agree with Andy that we should support compilers that don't work
> with __weak, please drop i386-and-x86_64-randomize-brk.patch and replace
> it with the one below instead (this has been already posted at
> Thanks.

We have quite a few instances of __weak in there. What is special about
this one?

> From: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@xxxxxxx>
> i386 and x86_64: randomize brk()

That's a better patch anyway. We often use __weak because people
can't be bothered doing all that editing.
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