news about default kernel compliers

Ricardo Barberis richi at uolsinectis.com.ar
Wed Jun 25 20:33:05 PDT 2003


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El Lunes 23 de Junio de 2003 13:54, Steve Prior escribió:
> 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

FWIW, I've been playing with PLFS-20030603 (no problems, by the way).
I compiled two 2.4.21 kernels: one with gcc 2.95.3 and the other with 3.2.3 
and noticed they had very different sizes.
The one compiled with 2.95.3 was 872kb and the other was 947kb
Also, the modules compiled with 2.95.3 were smaller.

Not a big difference, but for bootable disks....
Just my $0.02
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