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SubjectRe: support of older compilers
On Wed, 3 Nov 2004, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 04:02:49PM -0500, Timothy Miller wrote:
> > I'm just curious about why there seems to be so much work going into
> > supporting a wide range of GCC versions. If people are willing to
> > download and compile a new kernel (and migrating from 2.4 to 2.6 is
> > non-trivial for some systems, like RH9), why aren't they willing to also
> > download and build a new compiler?
>
> Because the new compilers are a lot slower.

You can't be serious that this is a problem.
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