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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.4 Changes update (was Re: [patch] kernel/module.c)
Andrew Morton wrote:

> But all the documentation has for years been saying that
> 2.7.2.3 is the one true compiler, so we are now in for 12
> months worth of bogus oops reports.
>
> This patch will help:
>
> --- linux-2.4.0-test10-pre5/arch/i386/kernel/setup.c Tue Oct 24
[...]
> +
> +#if (__GNUC__ < 2) || (__GNUC__ == 2 && __GNUC_MINOR__ < 91)
> +#error Linux requires gcc-2.91.66 (egcs-1.1.2) or later
> +#endif
> +

Actually there is already such a test in init/main.c like this - just
update the numbers. I put it there quite a few years back when gcc-2.5.8
was finally declared too dain-bramaged to use.

[init/main.c gets hit early on - you didn't want to spend hours on an i386sx
generating garbage object files only to be told near the end of doing it...]

Paul.



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