RE: linux and EGCS PATCH

Jordan Mendelson (
Fri, 12 Dec 1997 12:03:36 -0500

> On Wed, 10 Dec 1997, you wrote:
> >So at this point, I haven't had any real indications of the kernel doing
> >anything wrong, and egcs should be considered broken for now. I can be
> >made to change my mind, but so far all the indications are that if you
> >want a stable kernel you should not use egcs yet.
> Hm, here works a linux kernel version 2.1.72 compiled with
> egcs-971207 on i486.
> It's up now for 48h and stands heavy network traffic without any

12:04pm up 3 days, 20:21, 21 users, load average: 0.16, 0.16, 0.13
gcc version pgcc-2.90.21 971202 (egcs-1.00 release)
Linux snappy 2.0.32 #8 Sat Dec 6 03:08:18 EST 1997 i586

I compiled my kernel with -O6. This box runs under heavy load during peak
times (6pm-12am). I didn't need any kernel patches and nothing seemed to go

In fact, I'd say Egcs works pretty darn well.


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