PIE and gcc2

Archaic archaic at indy.rr.com
Sat Feb 21 21:08:31 PST 2004

On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 04:00:47PM -0500, Robert Connolly wrote:
> gcc2 is the only thing left that won't be PIE. What do you guys think
> about ditching gcc2?

It's getting to the end of it's usefulness. GCC-3 had been out for how
long now? I've not had any problems for a long while with 3.3.1/3.3.2,
so unless 3.3.3 is b0rked, I think it's time to switch.

But one question first... does ssp/pie work on anything besides x86? The
reason I ask is because gcc-2.95 was left around mainly for ppc guys. If
the toolchain will work with ppc, then we should see if ppc guys can
build kernels w/ 3.3.3 first. If the toolchain is x86 specific, I say
dump 2.95.3.


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