Re: Can't compile 2.4.3 with agcc

From: Horst von Brand (
Date: Tue Apr 24 2001 - 08:28:14 EST

David Woodhouse <> said:
> said:
> > Your patch (tries to) transform a compile and link time check into a
> > runtime check. Not nice.

> It transforms a broken and cryptic compile-time check into a correct and
> informative runtime check.

These "broken and cryptic" checks have been done several times now. You
could certainly add a note to this effect to the documentation on building
the kernel.

Building a known broken kernel just for the sake of "better error
reporting" is dead wrong, IMO.

Dr. Horst H. von Brand             
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