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SubjectRe: gcc 3.0.2/kernel details (-O issue)
Hi!

> > It is interesting that 2.2 can be done with -O. Also I'd expect
> > errors during compilation and not silent crash...
>
> Well, you certainly won't get errors, because compiler optimizations
> shouldn't change expected syntax.
>
> -O2 is the standard optimization level for the kernel; everything is
> compiled via it. When developers test their code, nuances that the
> optimization introduce are accepted. Removing the optimization may
> break those expectations. Thus the kernel requires it.

Huh? Those expectations are *bugs*.

Kernel will not link without optimalizations because it *needs*
inlining. Any else dependency is a *bug*.
Pavel

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