Re: Linux 2.4.34-pre1

From: Willy Tarreau
Date: Fri Aug 18 2006 - 00:52:39 EST

On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 12:16:56PM +0300, Thomas Backlund wrote:
> Chris Rankin skrev:
> >>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.
> >
> >
> Why not simply set up chroots to build in ??

"simply" :-)
setting up a reliable build chroot is more difficult than just rebuilding
another gcc !

> Thomas


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