Re: CONFIG_KPROBES=y build requires gawk

From: Al Viro
Date: Wed Dec 16 2009 - 22:03:42 EST

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 06:43:01PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 12/16/2009 05:39 PM, Roland Dreier wrote:
> > Is there any reason not to apply the patch below, to allow more awk
> > implementations to be used? After all, it's not like we're going to put
> > non-ASCII characters into the map file...
> I guess the question is if it will break under any other circumstances,
> but I guess we can find those when we get to them.
> There was a long discussion about the use of awk on IRC today.
> Apparently mawk, in particular, is actively broken, because the
> maintainer believe that POSIX is crap. There are quite a few issues
> with it, according to reports.

still is more compact than gawk, less loaded with GNU "extensions" and
happens to be default on debian and debian-derived userlands.
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