>Nonono, if you read Documentation/Changes for 2.4 it actually says that
>o Gnu C 2.91.66 # gcc --version
>Please note specifically this part of the same file
>Note that gcc 126.96.36.199 is no longer a supported kernel compiler. The kernel
>no longer works around bugs in gcc 188.8.131.52 and, in fact, will refuse to
>be compiled with it.
Not only that, but
Robert B. Easter asked which were the recommended compiler versions
for 2.2.18 and the 2.4-test series. For 2.2.18, Barry K. Nathan
recommended, "gcc 184.108.40.206 is safest, but egcs 1.1.2 should be safe
even for mission-critical stuff. gcc 2.95.2 seems to work for many
people, but isn't necessarily safe." For 2.4 he recommended, "egcs
1.1.2 is the safe choice, but gcc 2.95.2 seems to work. gcc 220.127.116.11
miscompiles 2.4 more often than not, so 2.4 has a preprocessor check
that stops any attempts to compile it with 18.104.22.168." He added that
the Documentation/Changes file would answer the compiler question
for each particular release.
Is there any way to use egcs 1.1.2 on debian short of compiling it
yourself? Should there be?