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

From: Justin P. Mattock
Date: Wed May 19 2010 - 18:45:16 EST

On 05/19/2010 07:08 AM, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
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?


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


no need for it here(using 4.6.0)..
Any distro still using this version
should upgrade(but who am I to say anything)


Justin P. Mattock
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