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Re: How reliable is GCC-3.3.1 wrt building mipsel-linux kernel?

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Subject: Re: How reliable is GCC-3.3.1 wrt building mipsel-linux kernel?
From: Jan-Benedict Glaw <jbglaw@lug-owl.de>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 10:25:43 +0100
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On Wed, 2003-11-19 16:29:43 -0800, David Daney <ddaney@avtrex.com>
wrote in message <3FBC0AF7.90600@avtrex.com>:
> Ralf Baechle wrote:
> >On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 05:40:31PM -0800, David Daney wrote:

> Which options have other people used with gcc 3.3.1 with good results?

It's a question of what you call "good results". If there are bugs in
the kernel sources which only show up with a really aggressive HEAD
compiler, then IMHO it's a good result to see the compiled kernel crash,
just because there actually *is* a bug.

Companies however tend to accept a slower/more bloated/whatever software
(produced by an older compiler) in order not to start hunting down the
remaining (and possibly hard to find) bugs...

MfG, JBG

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