[parisc-linux] gcc-3.x and the kernel

Markus Grabert xam@student.cs.ucc.ie
Mon, 19 Nov 2001 19:55:28 +0000 (GMT)


I'm a little bit confused.

Some ports (such as parisc, sparc, sparc64 ...) use gcc-3.x in their
distributions, even to compile the linux kernel.
IMHO they use the lastest gcc since it has better support and more recent
bug fixes for the according platforms.
But I've read that gcc-3.0.x is not officially supported as a kernel
compiler, since is still has some bugs. Are these bugs just x86 related
(I doubt it) or do you accept the risk that gcc might produce garbage ?
Does this actually happen ?

greetings max