Re: Good luck when RedHat 7.0 comes out (was RE: test5 oops after kswapd)...

From: Khimenko Victor (
Date: Tue Aug 01 2000 - 18:03:36 EST

In <> Jes Sorensen ( wrote:
>>>>>> "Matthias" == Matthias Andree <> writes:

> Matthias> On Mon, 31 Jul 2000, wrote:
>>> Keep in mind that Rawhide (and 7.0beta probably) uses GCC 2.96. So
>>> if any of the below problems are bugs in the GCC compiler I would
>>> suggest we make the kernel work around those problems or
>>> *Everybody* that goes to 7.0 is going to freak out like me.

> Matthias> I just checked the GCC home page, it's showing 2.95.2 as
> Matthias> release. If you're using alpha software and it breaks, tough
> Matthias> luck.

> Thats totally irrelevant, gcc-2.95.2 whether it's considered a release
> or not is unable to compile the 2.2.x kernels - well known issue that
> will not get fixed. One should not do that it's as simple as that.

It's other way around. If RELEASED gcc miscompiles kernel it's kernel problem
(BTW I've using gcc 2.95 compiled 2.2.x kernels for last year without problems).
If UNSTABLE gcc miscompiles kernel then it's not even kernel issue ...

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