On 10/16/2016 06:14 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 05:16:04PM +0200, Vegard Nossum wrote:
Hi,

The first two patches in the series fix the concrete bug (a boot crash
when using gcc 7.0+) by defining new wrappers for arrays defined in
linker scripts. These two patches should probably go into the kernel +
stable as soon as people are happy with the new interface. Not sure who
would pick this up, Greg maybe?

Ugh, that's messy, but nice fixup.  I can take these in my tree.  I'd
like to get others to review them first, but I can queue them up in a
week or so if there is no objections.

Thanks!

Is gcc 7.0 "stable" enough that people will start to be using it soon?

Well, it seems like Jiri and I both ran into the firmware thing
independently.

gcc 7 is not actually released yet, so I guess my message above is
slightly misleading.

gcc 6 seems to have released about a year after development started
and gcc 7 development started in April, so I guess there's still quite a
lot of time before it's officially out.

Although the NetBSD people seemed to have run into the same issue using
GCC 5.4, I'm not sure what to make of that.


Vegard

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