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    Alan Cox wrote:
    > > What compiler do Alan Cox and Linus use to create the 2.4 series
    > > kernels?
    >
    > Im using Red Hat 2.96-85
    >
    > > I am currently using RedHat's compiler gcc-2.96-85 and have been told
    > > not to do so because it "breaks things" .
    >
    > Generally ignore that story: 2.96-54 has problems, but not the later ones
    >
    > > The question would be .. how hard is it going to be for me to upgrade to
    > > gcc 3 + and will i get any benefit from it? WillI loose any
    > > advantages that i currently do have?
    >
    > Gcc 3.0 doesn't always build correct kernels. Its very much a .0 release -
    > new infrastructure, the core to do far better thinga than gcc 2.* but not
    > yet the actual results as the bugs all get kicked out
    >
    > > Or can i still get what i need from compiling 2.4.12 or 2.4.13 with the
    > > compiler I have now?
    >
    > Yeah
    > -

    Just for information, none of the Redhat compilers (the 2.96 leg) build
    all of XFS correctly, see this bug for info:

    http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=54571

    Steve


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