Re: Does anyone care about gcc 3.x support for *x86* anymore?

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Wed May 19 2010 - 10:09:10 EST

On 05/19/2010 06:38 AM, Andi Kleen wrote:
> "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> If there isn't a reason to preserve support, I would like to consider
>> discontinue support for using gcc 3 to compile x86 kernels. If there is
>> a valid use case, it would be good to know what it is.
> I suspect there are still distributions around that use it as a standard
> compiler. Wasn't it used in some major release of Debian?
> -Andi

There are, but that doesn't mean it's relevant for people to compile
bleeding-edge kernels with it.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.

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