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From: Al Viro <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Sasha Levin <sasha.levin@oracle.com>,
	"Kirill A. Shutemov" <kirill@shutemov.name>,
	Aaro Koskinen <aaro.koskinen@iki.fi>,
	Andrew Pinski <pinskia@gmail.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kernel: use the gnu89 standard explicitly
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:16:45 +0100
Message-ID: <20141020041644.GM7996@ZenIV.linux.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CA+55aFwGWbRcrRxnmc7JrEZh+25zNVw7_PqQiCThHr1An=C4_g@mail.gmail.com>

On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 05:23:04PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> So now we have a *third* semantic of "extern inline", and one that
> seems to be entirely inappropriate to *ever* be used in a header file
> due to duplicate symbol problems. What a mess.
> 
> Maybe we should just specify "gnu89" to avoid these kinds of insane
> semantic changes.

Umm... does anything except alpha really use extern inline?  The instances
outside of arch/alpha seem to be mostly cargo-culting; lib/mpi might be
another one, but other than that...

  reply index

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-10-19 16:07 Sasha Levin
2014-10-19 20:05 ` Linus Torvalds
2014-10-19 20:23   ` Joe Perches
     [not found]     ` <CA+55aFwbq4TtQXC9PTjOF3UPP7u8XH1mSYjvT7pevKcQBfy25A@mail.gmail.com>
2014-10-19 21:31       ` Joe Perches
2014-10-19 21:03   ` Aaro Koskinen
2014-10-19 23:05     ` Linus Torvalds
2014-10-19 23:10       ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2014-10-19 23:19         ` Al Viro
2014-10-19 23:21         ` Kirill A. Shutemov
2014-10-19 23:26           ` Al Viro
2014-10-19 23:49         ` Linus Torvalds
2014-10-19 23:59           ` Sasha Levin
2014-10-20  0:23             ` Linus Torvalds
2014-10-20  4:16               ` Al Viro [this message]
2014-10-19 23:25       ` pinskia
2014-10-19 23:52   ` Sasha Levin
2014-10-19 22:29 ` Kirill A. Shutemov

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