news about default kernel compliers

Steve Prior sprior at
Mon Jun 23 09:54:11 PDT 2003

I was wondering about compilers and Red Hat 8.0 - they seem to use gcc 3.2
and I thought that was a no no for recompiling the kernel, but they have
no special notes (or an alternative compiler) about doing so.  Does
anyone know if it is really OK to rebuild a kernel with this level of
the compiler?

Steve Prior

Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee wrote:
> Yo,
> On Mon, Jun 23, 2003 at 09:48:47AM -0400, Jason Gurtz wrote:
>>IIRC, that Red Hat POS came out after 2.95.2 but before 2.95.3.  I might
>>be wrong though.
> Nono, GCC "2.96" was what RH7 shipped with.  It was a CVS snapshot of what
> was going to be 3.0.  It was *very* buggy at first, it wasn't untill the
> ~86 patch level that it was fairly usable w/o too many issues, iirc.

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