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Re: RFC: drop support for gcc < 4.0

To: Glauber de Oliveira Costa <glommer@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: RFC: drop support for gcc < 4.0
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 19:15:32 +0100
Cc: Chris Wedgwood <cw@f00f.org>, Adrian Bunk <bunk@kernel.org>, Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>, Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>, Jarek Poplawski <jarkao2@o2.pl>, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-arch@vger.kernel.org, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 05:41:04PM -0300, Glauber de Oliveira Costa wrote:

> Last time I tried a mips build, it would fail the compile unless I was
> using _exactly_ 3.4.4 (I didn't tried older versions, but did try
> 3.4.6, for ex.). So I also think the 3.4 series will still have to be
> around for a while.

I don't know what broken MIPS platform you've tried.  I keep changing
between compiler versions all the time just so I can ensure builds with
older compilers keep working until we officially deciede to drop support
for them.  So the minimum compiler version for 32-bit MIPS kernels is
gcc 3.2 and for 64-bit kernel gcc 3.3.

But for sake of sanity and productivity I definately don't mind dumping
support for gcc < 4.0 or maybe even 4.1.  And while we're at it, let's
deprecate ancient binutils version as well.  A minimum version of 2.17
would be nice as I could get rid of lads of .word sillyness which is
needed to support older binutils.

  Ralf

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