Re: GCC for kernel compilation
On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 03:14:22PM -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-08-07 at 15:09, Bill Moseley wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 01:33:38PM -0600, Jamin W. Collins wrote:
> > > On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 08:27:20PM +0200, Otto Wyss wrote:
> > > > I just upgraded to the current Sarge and also got GCC 3.3. It seems this
> > > > version can't compile all the drivers in kernel 2.4.21. Which version
> > > > should I use? And how do I set this version (Environment variable?)
> > > > without deinstalling GCC 3.3?
> > >
> > > For now, kernel compiles should use 2.95. Setting this can be done like
> > > so:
> > >
> > > MAKEFLAGS="CC=gcc-2.95" make-kpkg ...
> > >
> > > That is assuming you use the make-kpkg utility for building your
> > > kernels. Otherwise, simply setting CC=gcc-2.95 may be enough.
> > Interesting. I just built kernel-source-2.4.21 with xfs and lmsensors
> > patches using make-kpkg, and also the mga_vid driver (for mplayer) and
> > as far as I know I used gcc 3.3.1. It all went find except I needed to
> > edit a few source files that had macros that were more than one line
> > long.
> > Was I just lucky? What's the issue with gcc 3.3 and kernel building?
> Well, you shouldn't need to edit those source files. gcc 3.2.3 worked
> fine for me on 2.4.20.
So are those multi-line macros *the* issue with 3.3? Seemed odd to me
but I was happy to just un-wrap them into a single line to get my kernel