Re: 2.4.10-pre5 (and gcc-3)

Ken Moffat (
Sun, 9 Sep 2001 12:48:29 +0100 (BST)

On Sat, 8 Sep 2001, Josh McKinney wrote:

> Since I have gotten a decent amount of flame mail from my one-liner posted
> yesterday, I am just curious. Has anyone really been able to successfully
> compile their kernel with gcc-3*. I did once or twice long before it was
> released, but it dies on the same error everytime.

I had problems with pre-release versions, but gcc-3.0 works fine for
me. I've got two boxes with K6s, this one running 2.4.6 (gcc-3) and the
other was running various fairly recent kernels through to 2.4.8-pre3
compiled with gcc-3. I've seen strange errors with 2.4.7-ac5 (messages about
loss of clock data, and trying to compile gcc-2.95.3 gave sig 11), but I'm
not ready to lay those at the compiler's door. (The test box has turned into
a linux from scratch system using gcc-2.95.3, it will be a little while
before I get gcc-3 back up on it).


         If a six turned out to be nine, I don't mind.

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