lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2001]   [Nov]   [23]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: Which gcc version?
On Fri, Nov 23, 2001 at 12:35:12PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
> >
> > Hi Andrew,
> >
> > At 20:14 23/11/01, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > >Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > > >
> > > > If there is a performance hit, it's not enough to worry about.
> > >
> > >except egcs-1.1.2 (2.91.6) compiles stuff at almost twice the speed
> > >of gcc3. The person who breaks egcs-1.1.2 for kernel builds owes
> > >me a quad Xeon, thanks very much.
> >
> > Have you read the current Documentation/Changes? It says "the 2.5 tree is
> > likely to drop egcs-1.1.2 workarounds". Whoever wrote that seems to be
> > wanting to break it in the near future...
>
> Well that's great news. To whom do I send my shipping address?
>
> Actually, I have negligible interest in working on something which
> won't be useful to real people for three years, so that works out,
> doesn't it?

Dropping workarounds for egcs-1.1.2 doesn't mean that gcc-2.95.3+ or
gcc-2.96-x (x > whatever the infamed version nr was) will stop working.

Thus, there's a perfectly fine alternative to gcc3. gcc3 is too broken
to use on many platforms. Then again, it's the only alternative for
others... Sigh.

As long as gcc-2.95.3 is the recommended minimum version, I'm
happy.


Regards: David Weinehall
_ _
// David Weinehall <tao@acc.umu.se> /> Northern lights wander \\
// Maintainer of the v2.0 kernel // Dance across the winter sky //
\> http://www.acc.umu.se/~tao/ </ Full colour fire </
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:13    [W:0.179 / U:1.200 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site