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    SubjectRe: [2.6 patch] remove support for gcc < 3.2
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    On Monday 01 August 2005 01:36, David S. Miller wrote:
    > From: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
    > Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 00:26:07 +0200
    >
    > > - my impression is that the older compilers are only rarely
    > > used, so miscompilations of a driver with an old gcc might
    > > not be detected for a longer amount of time
    >
    > Many people still use 2.95 because it's still the fastest
    > way to get a kernel build done and that's important for
    > many people.
    >
    > And with 4.0 being a scary regression in the compile time
    > performance area compared to 3.4, this becomes even more
    > important to keep around.

    This is a rather strange form of "progress", especially
    since in my experience newer gcc's do not show significant
    reductions in code size...
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    vda

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