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SubjectRe: linux-next: Tree for Jul 10
On 7/12/20 7:27 PM, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 12, 2020 at 7:20 PM Randy Dunlap <> wrote:
>>> Not that I am aware of at the moment. Does next-20200709 work? Does
>>> Linus' tree work? The only obvious thing I can think of is commit
>> I'm hitting this same thing on 5.8-rc5. (x86_64)
>>> 6ec4476ac825 ("Raise gcc version requirement to 4.9")
>>> The commmit message says:
>>> Using _Generic also means that you will need to have a very recent
>>> version of 'sparse', but thats easy to build yourself, and much less of
>>> a hassle than some old gcc version can be.
> Yes, you need a very recent version of sparse.
> I was oging to hold off that sparse upgrade requirement for 5.9, but
> we had independent reasons to just say "gcc 4.9", and at that point
> the code that allowed old versions of sparse to work was entirely dead
> outside of sparse.
> Sparse is really easy to build and install as a regular user. Just do
> mkdir -p ~/src ; cd ~/src
> git clone git://
> cd sparse
> make && make install
> and it will install the sparse binaries in your ~/bin directory. No
> need to be root, it just works.

Thanks for replying.

I've already got it built & working.


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