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Re: Testsuite ad RedHat 7


On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 08:57:25PM -0400, Craig Rodrigues wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 10, 2000 at 02:50:52AM +0200, jfm2@club-internet.fr wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > Has anyone run a testsuite on the compiler in RedHat 7 and compared
> > with a run using gcc-2.95.  This could settle the question of what
> > compiler is the less buggier once and for all.  It is not that
> > difficult to make gcc 2.95.2 core dump if you are agressive with
> > optimization flags so it cannot deemed perfect.
> 
> gcc 2.96 cannot compile kernel 2.2.x.  To some people, that qualifies
> the compiler as buggy.  To others, that qualifies the kernel as buggy. :)

I have been compiling 2.2.x kernel with gcc 2.96 for months now:

# cat /proc/version
Linux version xxxxxxx (root@nfs.var.com) (gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.0)) #1 SMP Sun Oct 8 15:47:45 PDT 2000

But I do have 2 small patches:

http://www.lucon.org/linux/linux-2.2.14-gcc.patch
http://www.lucon.org/linux/linux-2.2.17-library.patch


H.J.

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