Re: RFC: Raise required gcc version to 3.2 ?

From: Christoph Lameter
Date: Thu Jul 28 2005 - 12:09:45 EST

On Thu, 28 Jul 2005, Adrian Bunk wrote:

> What is the oldest gcc we want to support in kernel 2.6?
> Currently, it's 2.95 .
> I'd suggest raising this to 3.2 which should AFAIK not be a problem for
> any distribution supporting kernel 2.6 .

You have all my support for this. Some weird macros and code
could be removed from the tree. F.e. One could use [] instead of [0] and
there is a baaad macro in include/linux/mmzone.h in need of some healing

> Is there any good reason why we should not drop support for older
> compilers?

Probably but we should drop support anyways.

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