Re: [patch 1/1] ia64: increase .data.patch offset

From: Peter Chubb <>
Date: 2007-11-15 10:49:33
>>>>> "Tony" == Tony Luck <Luck> writes:

>> What I'll do today, is try a number of different compiler version
>> (it's realtively easy for me to do this), and email tomorrow which
>> ones compile a generic kernel, and if I have time, which ones boot.

Tony> Are some versions of the compiler actually broken (and
Tony> generating spurious stuff so overflowing this section) ... or
Tony> are we just skating close to the edge so that minor differences
Tony> in generated code push us over the limit.

Some compilers are broken.  I think 3.5.4 is OK, except it's
generating some spurious stuff.

Tony> If the only reason to reject a compiler version can be fixed by
Tony> Andrew's patch to change the 0x500 to 0x600 in, then
Tony> that seems a reasonable thing to do.

I agree.
Dr Peter Chubb  peterc AT           ERTOS within National ICT Australia
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