big concerns

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Wed Jul 16 16:03:01 PDT 2003


Sam Halliday wrote:

>Simon Geard wrote:
>  
>
>>Of course, the kernel does compile fine with gcc3.2, as do all the
>>extra modules I've encountered.
>>    
>>
>
>the kernel _compiles_ fine... but is it actually rock solid? i am going
>with kernel-team reccomendations with regards any kernel recompile, and
>i use gcc-2.95.3 (which is not just any 'ol gcc-2.9x) as they ask us to!
>
>i had some filesystem and pci issues with gcc-3.x which troubled me, as
>they do not appear with a gcc-2.95.3 compiled kernel. i would reccomend
>that all LFSers to the same... some things are just not meant to be
>compiled with mad optimisations or exotic new compilers we like to use
>:-/
>  
>
Varies from case to case, I guess. Basically, I've never bothered 
installing 2.95.3 since LFS moved to 3.x, so I've been using 3.x 
compiled kernels since then. Never had any issues with it.

Simon.

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