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Date:	Sun, 14 Oct 2007 04:43:46 +0100
From:	Denys Vlasenko <>
To:	Paul Mackerras <>
Cc:	David Miller <>,,,,
Subject: Re: net-2.6.24 breaks powerpc mysteriously

On Friday 12 October 2007 05:09, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> > I supposed a hacky fix is to add __KERNEL__ ifdef protection around
> > zlib_inflate_blob() and those troublesome includes.  A nicer fix is
> That would do, but I don't see why zlib_inflate_blob had to be added
> to inflate.c rather than being in a new file under lib/zlib_inflate.


> If nothing else, that bloats configs that currently use inflate.c (in
> the kernel) but don't need zlib_inflate_blob() - which would be all
> the existing uses. :)

I did it.

However, in general I prefer to have a better linker, one which
is capable of eliminate unused fuctions/data on the per-object basis,
not per .o file.

Patches to implement that are sent to Sam Ravnborg.
Hopefully they will make it to mainline.
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