Re: Linux 2.4.34-pre1

From: Chris Rankin
Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 03:54:35 EST

> But maybe it's worth doing a user survey to find out what the users of
> 2.4 want... (and with that I mean users of the 2.4 kernels,
> people who use enterprise distro kernels don't count for this since
> they'll not go to a newer released 2.4 anyway)

I have only one machine that is still running a v2.4 kernel (from, and that is an
old P120 that I occasionally use as a wireless acess point.

The compiler on this P120 is indeed gcc-3.4. However, building any kernel on that machine is now
so excruciatingly painful that I am considering using a newer, beefier machine as a build machine
instead. That machine is running FC5, and so uses gcc-4.1. So from my perspective, being able to
build a 2.4 kernel using gcc-4.x would be a benefit.



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