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Old 11-28-03, 09:33 PM   #1
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Default Fedora + kernel 2.4.22 + gcc 3.3.2 (not gcc32) + nvidia driver == works :)

Hi guyz;

has anyone else beside me recompiled fedora kernel with gcc 3.3 instead of redhat recomended 3.2? I just wonder if you have problems or something?

just for phun I have compiled kernel 2.4.22 from fedora core with gcc-3.2.2
(not old 3.2 as recomended); compiled nvidia driver and everytihing seem to work "as usual" so long. I don't know why guys from redhat insists on gcc 3.2; everything seems to work fine with 3.3 too - but I'm just home user with ordinary computer .....
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Old 11-30-03, 10:18 AM   #2
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I did the same on my fedora, ignoring the recommended gcc version, and everything seems to work fine. Also 3d is apparently great (such as Blender, eg). Many games work fine too.
The only thing I noticed is that ut2k3 no longer works in my box ( See my article "ut2003 doesn't run any longer on my FC1 box.") in this forum section.
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Old 11-30-03, 12:32 PM   #3
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I have FC1 + 2.6.0-test11 + 4496 + gcc 3.3.2 and everything is working fine.
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The reason why the Red Hat (neigh, even the kernel hackers) insist on a particular compiler is because the gcc compiler is a moving target. Newer versions of the compiler fix bugs, introduce new features and generate different code than earlier versions. Since some portions of the kernel are highly tuned to work a certain way with a certain set of assembly and C instructions, if a new compiler changes this then subtle bugs can appear which can wreak havoc.

Right now the kernel hackers recommend gcc 2.95.3. I've been compiling kernels with gcc 3.2.2 and had nary a bug; I think gcc 3.2.2 is the de facto default (at least on Red Hat-derived systems; I don't know about others).
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for fun give gcc 3.4 a go :P
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