Re: gcc-2.8.0 miscompiles kernel (Was: gcc-2.8 out...)

Terje =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bergstr=F6m?= (
17 Jan 1998 18:53:26 +0200


I had problems with gcc 2.8.0 miscompiling the kernel (X wouldn't
start, for one). I got a good advice from #linux on linuxnet, which
solved the problem. I just copied arch/i386/kernel/ioport.c from
2.1.79 to 2.0.33 tree, stripped the two SMP-related #includes
(linux/smp.h and linux/smp_lock.h) and compiled. Now it works like a charm.

This topic was discussed in egcs mailing list, and a general concensus
was that the bug is in kernel, not gcc.

Hope this helps.