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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.34-pre1
    On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 12:16:56PM +0300, Thomas Backlund wrote:
    > Chris Rankin skrev:
    > >>But maybe it's worth doing a user survey to find out what the users of
    > >>2.4 want... (and with that I mean users of the 2.4 kernels,
    > >>people who use enterprise distro kernels don't count for this since
    > >>they'll not go to a newer released 2.4 anyway)
    > >
    > >I have only one machine that is still running a v2.4 kernel (from
    > >, and that is an
    > >old P120 that I occasionally use as a wireless acess point.
    > >
    > >The compiler on this P120 is indeed gcc-3.4. However, building any kernel
    > >on that machine is now
    > >so excruciatingly painful that I am considering using a newer, beefier
    > >machine as a build machine
    > >instead. That machine is running FC5, and so uses gcc-4.1. So from my
    > >perspective, being able to
    > >build a 2.4 kernel using gcc-4.x would be a benefit.
    > >
    > >
    > Why not simply set up chroots to build in ??

    "simply" :-)
    setting up a reliable build chroot is more difficult than just rebuilding
    another gcc !

    > Thomas


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