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SubjectRE: [PATCH 00/13] [RFC] Rust support
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From: Mariusz Ceier
> Sent: 29 April 2021 06:21
>
> On 28/04/2021, Nick Desaulniers <ndesaulniers@google.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 11:34 AM Mariusz Ceier <mceier+kernel@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> Maybe it would also be worthwhile to make the requirement that the
> >> kernel must be buildable with free software (not just open source
> >> software) explicit ?
> >
> > The kernel is already buildable by LLVM (and clang); in fact Android,
> > CrOS, and Google's production servers already do so.
> > https://clangbuiltlinux.github.io/
>
> LLVM/clang is not free software (it's just open source), so it doesn't
> matter if kernel builds or not with it. What should matter is whether
> it is buildable with at least one GPL compiler like GCC.

I suspect that what matters for most people is whether the required
compilers (etc) are installed by a default-ish install of their
favourite distribution.

David

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