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Date:   Sun, 04 Jun 2017 16:22:26 -0400 (EDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: sparc gcc 7.1 compile issue

From: Waldemar Brodkorb <>
Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2017 16:40:45 +0200

> Hi Adrian,
> John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote,
>> On 06/02/2017 07:28 PM, David Miller wrote:
>> >> Isn't a bug in the kernel if an application is able to crash to the point
>> >> that the machine has to be hard-rebooted?
>> > 
>> > It can be a bug in the compiler too and not necessarily the kernel's
>> > fault which is what I think is happening in your case.
>> So, in your point of view it's perfectly fine if an application is able
>> to crash the whole kernel with just user privileges?
>> Shouldn't the kernel be able to cope with that?
> I think he means your kernel you are running might be miscompiled
> with gcc 7.1.

That's exactly what I am saying.

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