I see no problems over here. Linux makes explicit use of GCC features,
it was not meant to be compiled with a different compiler. Note that
the Linux kernel is not a normal program, so we don't have to deal with
compatibility. If you want to use another compiler to compile your
kernel: go ahead, but don't expect any help from this list.
> 3. The Linux code may have some code which is purely based upon the data
> types e.g. for one processor the unsigned long may be 32 bits or 16 bits.
That's what the __uXX/__sXX data types are for: to ensure that the data
types are indeed XX bits long. See include/asm-*/types.h.
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