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Re: Fwd: grub2: FTBFS on powerpc (__floatundisf in ls is not defined)

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: Fwd: grub2: FTBFS on powerpc (__floatundisf in ls is not defined)
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 21:38:38 +0100
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On Sunday 13 January 2008 21:16, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 08:53:49PM +0100, Yoshinori K. Okuji wrote:
> > On Sunday 13 January 2008 13:19, Robert Millan wrote:
> > > This is becoming a nightmare.  I think it's better if we just exclude
> > > symbols starting with __ from our checks.  They aren't really meant for
> > > us to mess with.
> >
> > My original suggestion was that we could extract (required) symbols from
> > libgcc, and export them from the kernel. I think this can be automated.
> Yes, but what's the point?  Doesn't libgcc already provide those symbols?

It does, but our kernel doesn't.

> The problem seems to be only with our checker scripts, not with linking
> itself.
> Unless I missed something of course..

From my point of view, ignoring all symbols starting with __ is a hack. I 
prefer to resolve symbols in the Right Way.


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