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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 4/7] kconfig: support new special property shell=
On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 8:19 AM, David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2018-02-12 at 09:26 +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 11, 2018 at 10:13:44AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>>
>> > That actually sounds like we could just
>> >
>> > (a) make gcc 4.5 be the minimum required version
>> >
>> > (b) actually error out if we find a bad compiler
>>
>> So the unofficial plan was to enforce asm-goto and -fentry support by
>> hard failure to build, which would get us at gcc-4.6 and then remove all
>> the fallback cruft needed for those features -- for x86. If we want to
>> do this tree wide, that's obviously OK with me too ;-)
>
> This would also kill clang support, right?

That would be bad: Android exclusively builds with clang.

-Kees

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Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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