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

On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 03:56:35PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> 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.

Great. I'm going to drop ICC hacks.


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