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    SubjectRe: support of older compilers
    On Thursday 04 Nov 2004 17:04, wrote:
    > On Thu, 04 Nov 2004 10:50:38 CST, Adam Heath said:
    > > I didn't deny the speed difference of older and newer compilers.
    > >
    > > But why is this an issue when compiling a kernel? How often do you
    > > compile your kernel?
    > If you're working on older hardware (note the number of people on this
    > list still using 500mz Pentium3 and similar), and a kernel developer, the
    > difference between 2 hours to build a kernel and 4 hours to build a
    > kernel matters quite a bit.

    How often is it necessary to do a full rebuild of the kernel? If the
    dependencies in the make system work properly then only the amended parts
    should be recompiled. That'd be a much bigger time saving than just using an
    older compiler.


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