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SubjectRe: gcc 2.95.3
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On Fri, 2004-01-23 at 10:30, Karel Kulhavý wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 05:01:23PM +0100, Daniel Andersen wrote:
> > > I read here "make sure you have gcc 2.95.3 available" - does it mean
> > > my gcc-3.2.3 or gcc-3.2.2 is not suitable for kernel compiling?
> >
> > Please have a look at http://developer.osdl.org/cherry/compile/
>
> What if the kernel compiles cleanly but the generated code is invalid?
> Or is gcc-3.2.2 BugFree(TM) (BugFree as in BugFree speech, not as
> in BugFree beer)?

Many people have been using gcc-3.2 or later to build kernels, and I
haven't really heard of any problems with this, at least on i386. I
personally have used 3.2.2 and 3.3.2 (well, with Debian's patches) and
haven't had any weirdness with 2.6 or 2.4. ISTR there being arches that
need 3.x to compile, but I could be mistaken.

2.95.3 is definitely the *oldest* compiler you'd want to use, and pretty
much skip between that and 3.2.

Matt
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