Re: Updated 2.4 TODO List -- new addition WAS(test9 PCI resourcecollisions (fwd)

From: Horst von Brand (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 08:56:46 EST

Gnea <> said:
> On Tue, 10 Oct 2000 19:56:46 -0400 (EDT), jamal blurted forth:


> erm, looking at your list it says that you're using Redhat 7.0, which
> is known to ship with a buggy gcc, which is KNOWN to do nasty things
> with kernels.

OK, let's set a few things straight:

- RH 7 ships a gcc patched from CVS sources in order to take advantage of
  better (on ix86 mainly) optimizations on userland
- RH 7 ships kgcc for compiling the kernel, as the 2.2 kernels are known to
  be broken and not compilable with new gcc's
- No, the kernel won't be fixed. The work is huge, and the risk is much too
- Yes, 2.4 should compile with new gcc's. But then again, it isn't (and
  probably won't be, at least for some time) a supported configuration

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