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Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:19:19 -0700
From: Linus Torvalds <>
To: Miguel Ojeda <>
Cc: Al Viro <>, Florian Weimer <>, 
	Kees Cook <>, Andrew Morton <>, 
	Josh Poimboeuf <>, Rasmus Villemoes <>, 
	Randy Dunlap <>, Ingo Molnar <>, 
	David Laight <>, Ian Abbott <>, 
	linux-input <>, linux-btrfs <>, 
	Network Development <>, 
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>, 
	Kernel Hardening <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 0/2] Remove false-positive VLAs when using max()

On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 1:14 PM, Linus Torvalds
<> wrote:
> It does not work with gcc-4.1.x, but works with gcc-4.4.x.
> I can't seem to see the errors any way, I wonder if
> __builtin_choose_expr() simply didn't exist back then.

No, that goes further back.

It seems to be -Wvla itself that doesn't exist in 4.1, so the test
build failed simply because I used that flag ;)


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