LFS 6.0 BootCD - A call for testers

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Wed Sep 15 16:14:23 PDT 2004

On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 17:42:45 -0500
Bruce Dubbs <bdubbs at cis.sac.accd.edu> wrote:

> >>big."  This is due to a compiler issue, but can be ignored unless
> >you >plan to *boot* from ufs partition that is normally only used by
> >Sun >workstations.
> > 
> > 
> > Thats not fair. its not a compiler issue its a 'the code isnt
> > written small enough' issue.
> Really?  I thought it compiled small enough on earlier versions of
> gcc.  Is that wrong?

Yeah but thats not a compiler issue. C compilers make no promises about
code size of the resulting object files, so grubs reliance on this could
be considered broken, but not the compiler, unless its actually
producing wrong code.

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