Gcc Problems??

Jeffrey A Law law@cygnus.com
Fri Feb 18 18:58:00 GMT 2000


  In message < 20000218161241.A31446@x8b4e53cd.dhcp.okstate.edu >you write:
  > On Fri, Feb 18, 2000 at 10:34:45PM +0100, Martin v. Loewis wrote:
  > > > 2)  Is it safe to use it to recompile the 2.2 Linux kernel?
  > > 
  > > I haven't tried in a while, but in my experience, the 2.2 Linux kernel
  > > always crashed when compiled with gcc 2.95 (it would not
  > > boot). However, I'm not sure whose fault that is.
  > 
  > Debian compiles its kernels with gcc 2.95, and there hasn't been
  > any reported problems. I think 2.2.x (for sufficently low x) had
  > some problems, especially when compiled by 2.95.
I've always built my 2.2.x kernels with gcc-2.95.x releases without any
problems.

Claiming a compiler "has problems" is useless to us without providing
specific testcases.  So if Alan (or anyone else) has problems we need
specific testcases for those problems so that we can fix them.


jeff



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