Compilation errors in Linux/alpha 2.1.7

Wim van Dorst (
Thu, 7 Nov 1996 16:48:05 +0100 (CET)

Hello *,

Just to announce a kernel 2.1.7 compilation error, using gcc-2.7.1,
on a simple Linux/Alpha (Noname, 266MHz, 32MB).

When compiling (with make boot) the kernel/printk.c file I get:

{standard input}: Assembler messages:
{standard input}:179: Error: Unknown pseudo-op: `.section'
{standard input}:266: Error: Unknown pseudo-op: `.section'

I investigated a little bit, and I guess these pseudo-ops
are generated in the new (since 2.1.6) asm/uaccess.h file.

Could it be that my compiler or assembler indeed does not know
about them, or is there something else wrong? I am awaiting
a new CD for a general upgrading, but I prefer to stay
uptodate with the kernel, nevertheless.

As I failed to compiled 2.1.6 because of other things, I don't
know whether the error also would have occurred in 2.1.6, but
given the probably root cause, I think it would.

Met vriendelijke groeten, Wim van Dorst
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