Subject: Re: port-xen/29887: sysctl kern.consdev coredumps
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/17/2005 15:26:53
On Jun 17, 2005, at 11:38 AM, der Mouse wrote:
>> Being different is not fine if it changes gcc behavior. We don't
>> provide netbsd-cc on boxes. We provide something claiming to be
> But hasn't it been hacked on in NetBSD-specific ways already? That
> don't we already apply NetBSD-specific patches to it when rolling in a
> new gcc?
We have been trying, for a long time, to get to "stock GCC in
NetBSD". I believe that all of the NetBSD extensions are now in
mainline GCC (I did a lot of this work a few years ago).
> If fixing this bug would be seen as unwarranted modification of the
> compiler, then the only choice I see is to back off to an earlier
> compiler, before the bug went in.
IT IS NOT A BUG. GCC is perfectly within its rights to do what it is
doing. Maybe people should stop passing NULL pointers to printf() in
the first place?