Re: PGCC and the kernel

Michael L. Galbraith (
Tue, 29 Jul 1997 07:45:56 +0200 (MET DST)

On Mon, 28 Jul 1997, Jeffrey Hundstad wrote:

> I've compiled all of libc, libg++,, perl, tcl/tk, linux-2.0.30,
> etc. etc. using 2.7.2p snapshot 970628 most of these with -O2 and
> haven't had ANY problems that I can attribute to the compiler.
> Ocasionally I'll get a compiler error and will have to compile A SINGLE
> FLIE with the standard gcc but I think with beta compilers you
> should EXPECT some of this.
> -Jeffrey Hundstad

I do expect it.. when I encounter it, I report it. (*after* I lose the fight)

I posted the warning (with hard evidence) to let other bleeding edge fanatics
know that there is a serious problem. Imagine a developer trying to track down
a kernel bug report.. and it turns out he's/she's chasing a beta compiler bug.

After seeing that asm (which 970628 will also produce BTW), if you aren't
sweating bullets right now (libc you are truly fearless :)

This thread has hopefully served it's intended purpose.. so EOT.


P.S. to developers:

I sanitized my system prior to posting the proc/net/dev oopses.. they're clean
beta-tester data points.