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Bug#282269: kernel-source-2.6.8,kernel-source-2.6.9 - uses hosted environment compiler

Package: kernel-source-2.6.8,kernel-source-2.6.9
Version: N/A
Severity: grave

The kernel source calls gcc as a "hosted environment" compiler, i.e.
without -ffreestanding. This allows them to assume the availability of
- the libc,
- libgcc and
- any other runtime code supplied by libc or gcc.

gcc hapilly makes use of this and uses symbols from shared libgcc in
kernel modules.


... bacteriological warfare ... hard to believe we were once foolish
enough to play around with that.
		-- McCoy, "The Omega Glory", stardate unknown

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