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

From: David S. Miller (
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 20:19:23 EST

   Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 19:15:24 -0600
   From: Cort Dougan <>

   It's not a new idea but that doesn't make it a good one. The idea
   of distributing the _same_ compiler but different versions is

Actually, this is common practice even in the commercial UNIX world
for kernel development. I have seen several UNIX vendors who use a
specific version of a specific compiler for kernel development. When
you want to build a kernel, you check out the kernel build kit, and
this is the compiler that gets used.

I honestly see nothing wrong with it. There are different parts of
the compiler stressed by the kernel build as opposed to most userland
compilation, and furthermore the desired compiler stability/feature
ratio is different for each task. So one way to solve these differing
needs is to simply use different compilers.

David S. Miller
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