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Re: GCC|KGCC + Redhat + Linux-2.4.5

To: "David Lloyd" <lloy0076@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: GCC|KGCC + Redhat + Linux-2.4.5
From: "Eric Sandeen" <sandeen@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 07:41:03 -0500
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
References: <3B8A087C.AFEC581F@rebel.net.au>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Hi David - Yes, using Red Hat's stock gcc has resulted in some strange
behavior before.  The hunch is that all of XFS's 64-bit code does not
get along well with some versions of gcc.  All of our RPMs were built
with "kgcc" which is probably why they do not exhibit this behavior.


David Lloyd wrote:
> Compiling the Linus Linux Kernel 2.4.5 patched by SGI for XFS with the
> default gcc installed by RedHat appears to:
> * fail to unlink files (especially when using vim but other files, such
> as images, saved by Opera)
> Furthermore, it managed to corrupt my file system to the extent that I
> had to run xfs_repair in single user mode. I lost nothing, but...
> Interestingly, the prepackaged 2.4.3 release (i.e. SGI had compiled it)
> did not display this behaviour.

Eric Sandeen      XFS for Linux     http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
sandeen@xxxxxxx   SGI, Inc.

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