PIE and gcc2

Robert Connolly cendres at videotron.ca
Sun Feb 22 08:10:07 PST 2004


On February 22, 2004 10:52 am, Zack Winkles wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 07:00:47PM -0800, Kendrick wrote:
> > Robert Connolly wrote:
> > >gcc2 is the only thing left that won't be PIE. What do you guys think
> > >about ditching gcc2?
> >
> > As i understand it may have changed but dont we still need 2.95 to build
> > a 2.6 kernel?
>
> It's worth noting that when I compile 2.6 with 2.95.3, the glibc nptl
> testsuite segfaults some (~5 tests), but when compiled with 3.3.2, all
> of them pass fine.  I know, I know, we don't use nptl, but still, that
> has to say something...
>
> +1 for ditching gcc2

Nptl depends on kernel features in 2.6 that only work if built with gcc3. 
Thats why your testsuite has failures. If using nptl you can't use gcc2 
anymore.




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