lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2005]   [Aug]   [7]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
SubjectRe: [2.6 patch] remove support for gcc < 3.2
Date
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...
--
vda

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-08-07 18:28    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans