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SubjectRe: support of older compilers
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On Thursday 04 Nov 2004 17:04, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu 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.

--
Ian.

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