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binutils bug workaround

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Subject: binutils bug workaround
From: Vivien Chappelier <vivien.chappelier@enst-bretagne.fr>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 22:44:30 +0100 (CET)
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
Hi,

        There is a binutils bug (as) which produces bad addresses when
getting the address of a struct member for initializing the same struct,
and when there is data or static functions declared before:
int test = 0xdeadbeef;

struct {
        int dummy;
        void *ptr;
} bug =
{
  ptr:  &bug.ptr
};

will produce bad value for bug.ptr.

        This patch move the declaration of kswapd_wait as a workaround to
this compiler bug. This probably affects all mips64 kernels.

Vivien Chappelier.

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