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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC v1 0/8] x86/init: Linux linker tables

On 01/21/16 14:25, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 1:37 PM, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
> <konrad.wilk@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Sure, do we know if that ICC compatible? Do we care? There are a
>>> series of ICC hacks put in place on ipxe's original solution which
>>> I've folded in, it seems that works but if we care about ICC those
>>> folks should perhaps help review as well.
>> I didn't know the kernel could even be compiled with ICC? Thought
>> only GCC worked?
> I'm happy with that, just wanted to make sure I raise the flag concern
> given the icc hacks on the linker tables.
>> Anyhow - it may be that those fixes were for quite old ICC versions.
>> Does the latest one manifest these oddities?
> I am not sure, I yield to Michael as the author of the original ICC
> compatibility pieces. If we don't care about ICC let me know and I'll
> just drop the stuff. In lack of such statements I'll just keep the
> work arounds in place, but I'm more than trilled to drop it.

In general we let the ICC and Clang/LLVM teams communicate with out a
post facto.  We can't just guess what their requirements are, especially
since they are likely to change between revisions.


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