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

From: David Woodhouse (
Date: Thu Oct 12 2000 - 04:36:18 EST said:
> The genuine Linux kernel distribution contains its own documentation
> on how to build and configure it.

Indeed it does. Documentation/Changes says:



You will need at least gcc 2.7.2 to compile the kernel. You currently have several options for gcc-derived compilers: gcc, various versions of egcs, the new gcc 2.95 and upcoming gcc 3.0, and experimental compilers like pgcc. For absolute stability, it is still recommended that gcc be used to compile your kernel. egcs 1.1.2 should also work. gcc 2.95 is known to have problems, and using pgcc for your kernel is just asking for trouble.

> The kgcc story looks to me like a lie from RedHat. In my opinion, they > just don't want to recognize that they have been loose.

$ kgcc -v Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-glibc21-linux/egcs-2.91.66/specs gcc version egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)

Looks true to me.

-- dwmw2

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