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SubjectRe: 2.4.5pre2aa1 panic during boot
On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 01:59:25AM +0900, root wrote:
> Andrea told us that he will not care for anything
> compiled with gcc-2.95 or version lower than that.

I said I don't care about bugreport of alpha kernel crashes if the
_alpha_ kernel was compiled with gcc 2.95.*. 2.95 is fine on the x86,
but it's broken on the alpha. In short:

x86 2.4 kernels -> use 2.95.[34] or egcs 1.1.2 (I
use 2.95.4 from the
gcc_2_95_branch of CVS)
alpha 2.4 kernel -> use egcs 1.1.2 or 2.96 with some
houndred of patches (I
personally still use the egcs
1.1.2)

> However, it seems that this kernel panic has anything
> to do with gcc-2.95.

Please try to reproduce with egcs 1.1.2 to be sure.

> Anyway, gcc-2.95 is still the official release of gcc.
> Even SuSE-7.1 has this version only. I wish SuSE puts

x86 and alpha are completly different issues with regard to the
compiler. I never heard of problems with 2.95.4 on x86 and I would never
replace 2.95.4 from the gcc_2_95_branch for the latest 2.96 on my x86
boxes, I'd instead try again gcc 3.0 after the inline asm fixes for "+="
constranints on local variables are done.

Andrea
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