Re: Kernel compilation and gcc272
Matthias Klose writes:
> Yann Dirson writes:
> > Matthias Klose writes:
> > > I have been told that some modules do not compile due to
> > > invalid asm statements. Are there other problems that gcc-2.95.1
> > > cannot compile 2.2.x kernels?
> > I had some compile/asm failure which I don't remember - then I changed
> > gcc to gcc272. Cannot tell much more.
> Yes, but because of some not yet fixed modules, you should not have to
> fall back to gcc272. How critical are these modules? Kernels are
> recompiled for several reasons (Laptops, Sound, ...). If these modules
> are rather unused then it would be acceptable to use gcc as default compiler.
Well, I think we'd rather keep the safer way to be the default, and
document the not-yet-fully-debugged one as an alternative, so that
people using our beloved OS do not end shooting themselves in the foot
without even knowing there is a loaded gun in the "black box" we hand
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