ALSA segfault, buggy timer, and kernel > 2.4.20

Gregory Davis gregdavis at
Fri Jul 4 06:58:33 PDT 2003

Jeremy Utley wrote:

> On Thu, 2003-07-03 at 15:53, Gregory Davis wrote:
>> FWIW, I used gcc 2.95.3 to compile the kernel, and 3.2 to compile
>> everything
>> else (ALSA and xmms etc etc).  I'm fed up and am going to try downgrading
>> to kernel 2.4.20.  Does it matter if kernel modules and the kernel itself
>> are compiled using different versions of GCC?
> Yes, it matters very much - anything that produces kernel modules should
> ALWAYS be compiled with the same compiler as you compiled the kernel
> with.  In this case, doing similar to what you do with the kernel (make
> CC=/opt/gcc-2.95.3/bin/gcc) is enough for alsa, and most other packages
> I've seen.  Most likely, this is the source of your problems.
> -J-

OK thanks.  Maybe there should be a note on that inserted into the BLFS book
for packages that produce kernel modules.  I have already compiled a
linmodem package (thanks Jan Stifter) with a different compiler and it
works, leading to this confusion.

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