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Re: binutils bug workaround

To: Vivien Chappelier <vivien.chappelier@enst-bretagne.fr>
Subject: Re: binutils bug workaround
From: "H . J . Lu" <hjl@lucon.org>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 13:53:34 -0800
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0201032241030.8906-200000@melkor>; from vivien.chappelier@enst-bretagne.fr on Thu, Jan 03, 2002 at 10:44:30PM +0100
References: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0201032241030.8906-200000@melkor>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
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On Thu, Jan 03, 2002 at 10:44:30PM +0100, Vivien Chappelier wrote:
> 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.
> 

Shouldn't you fix the assmbler instead?


H.J.

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