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Re: Patch to allow width with %b in cmn_err formats
On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 04:49:50PM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> From: Mark Mitchell <email@example.com>
> Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 16:44:40 -0700
> > I think that this is a decision the port maintainer can make. We don't
> > really have a Solaris maintainer (as opposed to IA32 and/or SPARC
> > maintainers), but I would accept the judgement of any of the IA32 or
> > SPARC people who care to comment.
> My only comment is that we appear to be adding a lot of absolute crap
> into the compiler to deal with all kinds of weird obscure Solaris
> issues. From the PIC avoidance stuff, to things like this.
I'm going to try not to get into an argument about this (some of the
changes I do consider pretty dubious) but...
> I mean, who really cares if we understand Solaris kernel cmn_err()
> format strings correctly besides the people who paid codesourcery
> to implement it?
... the reason they want this one, as I understand it, is that GCC is
going to be usable as the system compiler on Solaris 10 - not just for
Sun, but for anyone developing Solaris kernel modules, too. So this
seems like a feature that would be useful to GCC's users on this