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SubjectRe: Where did kgcc go in 2.4.0-test10 ?
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Followup to:  <200011020011.QAA20585@pizda.ninka.net>
By author: "David S. Miller" <davem@redhat.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> We already know we are a bunch of pinheads wrt. the userland compiler
> issue, full stop. It need not be restated several hundred more times.
> Believe me, after such a large fiasco, we have listened :-)
>
> But, on the other hand, to say that "kgcc" comceptually is something
> only Red Hat has ever done is a factual error, that is all I am trying
> to state, nothing more.
>

I think at least supporting a "kgcc" compiler makes sense,
conceptually (although it probably should have been called "kcc", but
it's too late now.)

The kernel uses a lot of gcc extensions, and history shows that these
extensions aren't as stable as the compiler system as a whole.

-hpa

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