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Re: compilers

To: "Christian, Chip" <chip_christian@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: compilers
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: 05 Dec 2001 14:43:56 -0600
Cc: "Linux XFS (E-mail)" <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Wed, 2001-12-05 at 14:36, Christian, Chip wrote:
> 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.

I am using gcc-2.96-101 which is from the latest rawhide, this is
supposed to contain the fix for the problem which has bitten xfs
from time to time. I cannot really speak for it too much yet since I am
mostly working on 2.5 right now and it does not exactly boot all the
way up reliably yet.



Steve Lord                                      voice: +1-651-683-3511
Principal Engineer, Filesystem Software         email: lord@xxxxxxx

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