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On 11/3/00, 6:53:26 PM, Ralf Baechle <email@example.com> wrote regarding Re:
> On Sat, Nov 04, 2000 at 01:44:22PM +1100, Keith Owens wrote:
> > On Fri, 3 Nov 2000 22:19:26 +0100,
> > Ralf Baechle <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >Due to compiler bugs with named initializers the use of egcs 1.1.2 has
> > >ben deprecated for Linux; Linux 2.4.0-test10 will refuse to compile with
> > >older compilers.
> > Correction. gcc 2.7 has been deprecated, the recommended version is
> > gcc 2.91.66 (also known as egcs 1.1.2) or better. Unfortunately RedHat
> > created an unofficial 2.96 which is known to miscompile the kernel, so
> > you cannot just use the "latest" gcc. It is believed that gcc versions
> > 2.91.66 through 2.95 inclusive are safe, as long as you use
> > -fno-strict-aliasing.
> Sigh, yes you're right as other have already pointed out on IRC ...
> Gcc 2.7 is no longer being used for Linux/MIPS since a long time and I'd
> simply bitbucket any bugreport related to it. Most people are using egcs
> 1.0.3a for everything which is older than the required minimum version
> so we're in some trouble.
> I've got reports regarding the 1.1.2 crosscompiler which say that it
> misscompiles MIPS kernels, sigh ...
What are the symptoms of a "miscompiled" kernel and how does one detect
that (assuming that the kernel actually compiles successfully, but has