The default compiler in RH7.1 was broken...
I've also had a few problems with it myself...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christian, Chip [mailto:chip_christian@xxxxxx]
> Sent: 5. december 2001 21:37
> To: Linux XFS (E-mail)
> Subject: compilers
> Just to add another data point...
> I recently started using the 2.4.9-12 kernel on a Dell 2450 with an
> Intel e1000 gig-ethernet card running RedHat Linux 7.1.
> The SGI-built kernels work.
> The RedHat-built kernels work.
> When I built my own kernels, the module would load,
> the card would get ifconfig'd up, etc. Couldn't pass traffic.
> Verified by connecting two identical machines with identical
> kernels via fibre, which is to say I don't know if traffic
> went in but not out, out but not in, or neither.
> Same kernel works just fine on a Dell 6450 with the same
> e1000 card.
> I switched CC from kgcc to gcc-2.96-85, made no other
> changes, and it now works great.