Re: [2.4 patch] document that gcc 4 is not supported
From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Mon May 30 2005 - 15:17:35 EST
On Mon, May 30, 2005 at 09:53:20PM +0200, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
> Adrian Bunk writes:
> > gcc 4 is not supported for compiling kernel 2.4, and I don't see any
> > compelling reason why kernel 2.4 should ever be adapted to gcc 4.
> > --- linux-2.4.31-rc1-full/init/main.c.old 2005-05-30 21:20:00.000000000 +0200
> > +++ linux-2.4.31-rc1-full/init/main.c 2005-05-30 21:21:19.000000000 +0200
> > @@ -84,6 +84,13 @@
> > #error Sorry, your GCC is too old. It builds incorrect kernels.
> > #endif
> > +/*
> > + * gcc >= 4 is not supported by kernel 2.4
> > + */
> > +#if __GNUC__ > 3
> > +#error Sorry, your GCC is too recent for kernel 2.4
> > +#endif
> > +
> > extern char _stext, _etext;
> > extern char *linux_banner;
> This is redundant. Any attempt to compile vanilla 2.4 with gcc4
> will fail with compilation errors. (And except for one issue on
> x86-64 which actually was a kernel bug, those are the only known
> issues with using gcc4 for 2.4.)
Without this patch, your screen is flooded with warnings and errors when
accidentially trying to compile kernel 2.4 with gcc 4.
With this patch, the same happens, but the last lines contain the
#error Sorry, your GCC is too recent for kernel 2.4
> OTOH, for those of us that do use gcc4, this just gets in the way
> and forces the gcc4 fixes kit for 2.4 to be even larger.
If someone makes a patch to fix all issues with gcc 4, adding the
removal of this #error should be the most trivial part of the patch.
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