news about default kernel compliers

Jeremy Utley jeremy at
Mon Jun 23 10:02:29 PDT 2003

> I was wondering about compilers and Red Hat 8.0 - they seem to use gcc
> and I thought that was a no no for recompiling the kernel, but they
> 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

The 3.2 series will for the most part compile the kernel without
difficulties.  On some architectures (PPC stands out), it will have
difficulty, but for x86, gcc 3.2.x compiles the kernel no problem.


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