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SubjectRe: Updated 2.4 TODO List -- new addition WAS(test9 PCI resourcecollisions (fwd)


On Wed, 11 Oct 2000, Mike A. Harris wrote:

> On 10 Oct 2000, Gnea wrote:
>
> >> Please add this to your list. Linux is unusable in these machines.
> >> I have cc'ed Martin and Linus because they play in that PCI area.
> >
> >erm, looking at your list it says that you're using Redhat 7.0, which
> >is known to ship with a buggy gcc, which is KNOWN to do nasty things
> >with kernels.
> >
> >Linux version 2.4.0-test9-JHS1 (root@pcard1fr.ca.nortel.com) (gcc
> >version 2.96 2
> >0000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.0)) #2 Thu Oct 5 11:59:31 EDT 2000
> >
> >yeah, that pretty much sums it up right there.. you may want to try
> >something else.
>
> Once again misinformation and FUD.
>
> On Red Hat 7.0, use "kgcc" for kernel compilation. This is
> really an FAQ... Instead of changing distributions, try reading
> manuals.

What manuals ?

The genuine Linux kernel distribution contains its own documentation on
how to build and configure it.

The kgcc story looks to me like a lie from RedHat. In my opinion, they
just don't want to recognize that they have been loose.

Gérard.

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