Re: Compiling kernel with SuSE 8.2/gcc 3.3

From: Matthias Andree (
Date: Wed Jun 11 2003 - 06:28:59 EST

On Wed, 11 Jun 2003, Steve French wrote:

> Stephan von Krawczynski <> writes:
> >during tests with latest SuSE distro 8.2 compiling 2.4.21-pre6 showed a
> >lot of
> >"comparison between signed and unsigned" warnings. It looks like SuSE
> >ships gcc
> I also noticed lots of compiler warnings with gcc 3.3, now default in SuSE,
> and cleaned up most of them for the cifs vfs but there are a few that just
> look wrong for gcc to spit out warnings on. For example the following
> local variable definition and the similar ones in the same file
> (fs/cifs/inode.c):

Did you try with a release version of gcc 3.3? The one shipped on SuSE
Linux 8.2 media/FTP is a pre-release version.

(If SuSE would only ship patch-level updates to such essential
components, say, 3.2.2 for 8.1 and the released 3.3 for 8.2.)

Matthias Andree
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