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Re: compiling linux kernels with GCC 3.0
- To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds at transmeta dot com>, "apl at alum dot mit dot edu" <apl at alum dot mit dot edu>, "gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Subject: Re: compiling linux kernels with GCC 3.0
- From: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>
- Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 11:40:03 -0700
--On Wednesday, October 10, 2001 09:25:18 AM -0700 Linus Torvalds
> In article <email@example.com> you write:
>> Like one of our former presidents, I've been "out of the loop" on this.
>> Is it still the case that standard 3.0.x compilers are unable to compile
>> current linux kernels due to mismatched expectations on optimizations?
> gcc-3.0.x is supposed to work fine. It's not the recommended compiler
> for "regular users", but that's not due to known problems, but simply
> due to lack of history with it.
By the way, I support this mode of thinking. Ideally, our releases of
GCC would be perfect, but we know they are not -- a "go slow" approach
of updating to new compilers is nothing more than prudent. (I do the
same with the new kernel versions. :-))
I'm definitely pleased to know that the 3.0 series works with the
Mark Mitchell firstname.lastname@example.org
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