Steve Lord wrote:
> > On Thu, 28 Sep 2000 09:52:28 +0200,
> > Seth Mos <knuffie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >I'll test at least the beta kernel and then try to compile the cvs kernel.
> > >(but as far as I know there are 2.4 kernel issues with gcc2.96 (which is a
> > >pre snapshot)
> > gcc 2.95 onwards rewrote the ix86 code for function prologues. kdb
> > backtrace cannot handle the newer prologue code, gdb has problems with
> > it as well. gcc 184.108.40.206 and gcc 2.91 (egcs-1.1.2) are OK.
> I have not checked, but I think redhat ships two compilers, there is a
> kgcc package in the 7.0 release for kernel compilation, not sure of the
> version in it.
> Other concerns would be that the binaries of user space which are
> dynamically linked agains glibc will have issues with the newer glibc
> in Redhat 7.0. In theory they would not but.....
For gins I tried the ProPack install on a 7.0 system.
Seems 7.0 uses rpm 4. whatever, the ProPack installer expects
rpm 3.0.5 (I think), need less to say things didn't jive.
I tried the not PP rpms, they did install but I had trouble with
lilo not loading the correct kernel... probably pilot error.
I haven't tried compiling things yet.
I did try compiling XFS some time back with gcc 2.96 and it
ran into several compilation errors. I assume they are still
gcc 2.95 will compile XFS but produces incorrect results.
The two things I am aware of unexplained hangs in sv_wait,
and incorrect results when doing shifts: specifically shifting a value
left and then immediately shifting it right on the next line of code.