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Date:	Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:26:17 +0100
From:	Al Viro <>
To:	"Kirill A. Shutemov" <>
Cc:	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Aaro Koskinen <>,
	Andrew Pinski <>,
	Sasha Levin <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kernel: use the gnu89 standard explicitly

On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 02:21:24AM +0300, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> s/C11/C99/
> > 
> > 	(rwlock_t) { .raw_lock = { 0 }, }
> > 
> > as compound literal (which is not constant) rather than constant
> > initalizer plus a cast.
> In some places we can just drop the cast, but it doesn't work everywhere.
> I don't see a way to get pre-c99 semantics here.

I have a moderately bitrotten patchset taking care of that; might make sense
to resurrect it...
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