Commit fd285bb5 authored by Andrew Morton's avatar Andrew Morton Committed by Linus Torvalds
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[PATCH] Abandon gcc-2.95.x

There's one scsi driver which doesn't compile due to weird __VA_ARGS__ tricks
and the rather useful scsi/sd.c is currently getting an ICE.  None of the new
SAS code compiles, due to extensive use of anonymous unions.  The V4L guys are
very good at exploiting the gcc-2.95.x macro expansion bug (_why_ does each
driver need to implement its own debug macros?) and various people keep on
sneaking in anonymous unions, which are rather nice.

Plus anonymous unions are rather useful.

Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent fe7d37d1
/* Never include this file directly. Include <linux/compiler.h> instead. */
/* These definitions are for GCC v2.x. */
/* Somewhere in the middle of the GCC 2.96 development cycle, we implemented
a mechanism by which the user can annotate likely branch directions and
expect the blocks to be reordered appropriately. Define __builtin_expect
to nothing for earlier compilers. */
#include <linux/compiler-gcc.h>
#if __GNUC_MINOR__ < 96
# define __builtin_expect(x, expected_value) (x)
#define __attribute_used__ __attribute__((__unused__))
* The attribute `pure' is not implemented in GCC versions earlier
* than 2.96.
#if __GNUC_MINOR__ >= 96
# define __attribute_pure__ __attribute__((pure))
# define __attribute_const__ __attribute__((__const__))
/* GCC 2.95.x/2.96 recognize __va_copy, but not va_copy. Actually later GCC's
* define both va_copy and __va_copy, but the latter may go away, so limit this
* to this header */
#define va_copy __va_copy
......@@ -42,8 +42,6 @@ extern void __chk_io_ptr(void __iomem *);
# include <linux/compiler-gcc4.h>
#elif __GNUC__ == 3
# include <linux/compiler-gcc3.h>
#elif __GNUC__ == 2
# include <linux/compiler-gcc2.h>
# error Sorry, your compiler is too old/not recognized.
......@@ -58,11 +58,6 @@
* This is one of the first .c files built. Error out early
* if we have compiler trouble..
#if __GNUC__ == 2 && __GNUC_MINOR__ == 96
#error This compiler cannot compile correctly with frame pointers enabled
#include <asm/smp.h>
......@@ -74,7 +69,7 @@
* To avoid associated bogus bug reports, we flatly refuse to compile
* with a gcc that is known to be too old from the very beginning.
#if __GNUC__ < 2 || (__GNUC__ == 2 && __GNUC_MINOR__ < 95)
#if (__GNUC__ < 3) || (__GNUC__ == 3 && __GNUC_MINOR__ < 2)
#error Sorry, your GCC is too old. It builds incorrect kernels.
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