Re: Problem in compiling kernel

Kevin J. Cummings (
Sun, 29 Sep 96 20:09 EDT

> On Sat, 28 Sep 1996, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> > I thought you had to use gcc 2.7.2 to compile the 1.3.x kernels and beyond
> > (at least as of some particular 1.3.x release). This was about the time the
> > dev teams "abandoned" a.out for ELF in the "official" releases. I don't
> > remember the reasons why, but an optimization bug in gcc would seem to be the
> > most likely reason (either the optimizer seg faults like you are reporting,
> I'm running 2.0.(4|10|16|18|21) compiled with GCC 2.6.3 on totally a.out
> systems with libc 4.7.6. A dozen systmes can't all be flukes.

OK, I stand corrected. I guess the messages in the kernel documentation are
just meaningless. Or perhaps you aren't using the optimizations that bring out
the problem?