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Date:	Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:03:48 +0300
From:	Aaro Koskinen <>
To:	Linus Torvalds <>
Cc:	Sasha Levin <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kernel: use the gnu89 standard explicitly


On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 01:05:22PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 9:07 AM, Sasha Levin <> wrote:
> > gcc5 changes the default standard to c11, rather than gnu89, which
> > makes kernel build unhappy.

(I guess the default will be gnu11 instead of c11.)

> Hmm. Just how unhappy does it make it? Maybe we can instead try to
> make the build happier with some minimal changes? Or is it really
> painful?

Here's one example how it fails:

It's probably arch-independent as on SPARC I saw a similar failure
(I didn't test any others).

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