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

From: Horst von Brand (
Date: Tue Aug 01 2000 - 20:19:50 EST

"Khimenko Victor" <> said:


> 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 ...

Sorry to interrupt, but unless you take a careful look you just can't
know if gcc or the kernel is/are to blame. In this case, there are
indications that (again!) it is the kernel code making unwarranted
assumptions about gcc's optimizations.

In any case, it has to be checked: Someday the current unstable gcc _will_
be the released version. Then what? Tell people to use the old, severely
broken again?

Horst von Brand                   
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