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SubjectRe: [PATCH] compiler/gcc: Raise minimum GCC version for kernel builds to 4.8
On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 8:30 AM Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
>
> On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 09:41:37PM +0100, Will Deacon wrote:
> > It is very rare to see versions of GCC prior to 4.8 being used to build
> > the mainline kernel. These old compilers are also known to have codegen
> > issues which can lead to silent miscompilation:
> >
> > https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=58145
> >
> > Raise the minimum GCC version to 4.8 for building the kernel and remove
> > some tautological Kconfig dependencies as a consequence.
>
> My hexagon compiler is v4.6.1, and I have been unable to find a more
> recent version. Does anyone happen to have a pointer to a hexagon toolchain
> with gcc 4.8 or later ?

IIUC, hexagon moved to LLVM, though that target still has issues
building the kernel.
https://github.com/ClangBuiltLinux/linux/issues?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+label%3A%22%5BARCH%5D+hexagon%22
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Thanks,
~Nick Desaulniers

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