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SubjectRe: [RFC] Disallow compilation with gcc 3.2.3 (was: Re: 2.5.69-mm6: pccard oops while booting:)
On Thu, 2003-05-22 at 15:24, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> > I've read the announcement of gcc 3.3 and saw that gcc 3.2 is not yet
> > supported for linux kernel compilations (I've been using Red Hat's
> > gcc-3.2.3-4 to compile 2.5.69-mm6). So I thought, what would happen if I
> > use gcc 2.96 to compile the kernel instead?
> >
> > And voilà... I've compiled 2.5.69-mm6 with Red Hat's 2.96.118 and now,
> > I'm unable to reproduce the pccard oops you've been trying to chase
> > down. Does this mean the pccard oops was caused by a compiler bug?
> Nobody has found an error in the code we talked about, so a compiler bug
> in gcc 3.2.3 seems to be the only explanation.

I would say it's indeed a bug with gcc 3.2.3. I'm now compiling using
2.96 and the problem has disappeared completely. Maybe I'll give a try
with gcc 3.3 to see how it works.

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