Re: CONFIG_KPROBES=y build requires gawk

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Thu Dec 17 2009 - 00:14:54 EST

On 12/16/2009 08:09 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.
> I should have mentioned it, but with the current Debian testing version
> (mawk 1.3.3-15) and my patch, I get a byte-for-byte identical
> inat-tables.c to what I get with the unpatched kernel and gawk
> 1:3.1.6.dfsg-4.
> I'm not sure how likely all this is to change in the future, but it's
> hard for me to see a sane reason why eg [:lower:] and a-z would be
> different for this use.

If LC_COLL != C they can be. The solution would be to force LC_COLL=C.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.

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