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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Support gcc 6 for building
On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 12:45:43PM -0700, Andi Kleen wrote:
> From: Andi Kleen <>
> gcc recently switched to a new version number scheme, where every version
> gets a new major version number. The current version is 5.x, the next 6.x, etc.
> The gcc git repository trunk branch just switched to report 6.x for the next
> major release.
> This breaks the way Linux selects compiler-gccX.h based on the major
> version. Every new version would require adding a new compiler-gccX.h file,
> which wouldn't really scale.
> Let's assume that future gccs are fairly compatible (they are unlikely
> to break anything Linux is relying on). So we can just keep using
> compiler-gcc5.h, and select any specific differences with #if.
> Cc: Segher Boessenkool <>
> Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <>

Tested-by: Segher Boessenkool <>

This works fine, thanks,


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