Bug#594288: kfreebsd-8: non-standard gcc/g++ used for build (gcc-4.3)
> Same problem. This could be complicated. It appears as FreeBSD
> developers haven't tested with recent GCC at all (their last upgrade
> was to GCC 4.2).
Yes, FreeBSD is stuck on GCC 4.2.1 for the system compiler right now, as
it is the last GPLv2 version. In general I'd think it's beneficial for
the kFreeBSD project to use the same compiler (for building the kernel)
as the FreeBSD project does, no?
That said, I'm sure there'll be no objection to a fix for a bug that's
being exposed by a newer GCC. Tuco, are you able to obtain a backtrace
for the panic you experienced with a GCC 4.4-compiled kernel?