Re: Status of compiling 2.4 with gcc3.1?

John Weber (
Mon, 20 May 2002 22:39:56 -0400

Kurt Wall wrote:
> Scribbling feverishly on May 20, Dan Kegel managed to emit:
>>How far from wise is it to compile the 2.4.19-prex
>>kernel with gcc3.1? Is there a list of known issues?
>>Only report of trouble I've seen so far is
>>and that's just a compile-time fatal error building ntfs.
> I'm running 2.4.18 built with GCC 3.1 and having no trouble that
> I've seen.
> Kurt

I'm running both 2.4.19-pre8 and 2.5.16, and, though both were compiled
with gcc 3.1, I am having no problems.

Although I remember someone saying that gcc 3.1 produced larger
binaries, and inefficient code in some places.

Also, gcc 3.1 generates lots of warnings because of things like
multi-line string literals, etc.

  -o)  J o h n   W e b e r

- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to More majordomo info at Please read the FAQ at