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Re: Kernel compiler

Subject: Re: Kernel compiler
From: Keith Owens <>
Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2000 13:44:22 +1100
In-reply-to: Your message of "Fri, 03 Nov 2000 22:19:26 BST." <>
On Fri, 3 Nov 2000 22:19:26 +0100, 
Ralf Baechle <> 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

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