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SubjectRe: recommended gcc compiler version
> This is a newbie question, but what are the recommended gcc compiler versions 
> for compiling,
> Linux 2.2.18?
> Linux 2.4.0?

For i386

gcc 2.7.2 or egcs-1.1.2
gcc 2.95 and current Red Hat 2.96 both seem to generate valid kernels
but are not recommended (insufficient testing)

(gcc 2.95 miscompiles some of the long long uses)
Red Hat's 2.96 seems to generate valid kernels but don't expect
sympathy if you report a bug in one built that way

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