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Re: old problem, gcc problem

To: Linux XFS List <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: old problem, gcc problem
From: Mihai RUSU <dizzy@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 19:46:56 +0200 (EET)
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On Sat, 16 Feb 2002, Mihai RUSU wrote:

> Hi
> There was a discussion on this list about a DAC960 crash happening in rare
> ocasions with the following configuration: SMP, HIGHMEM, DAC960 and RH
> kernels 2.4.9-13 (SGI_XFS_1.0.2 too). This has the bugid
> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=56603 .
> Now redhat says the last errata kernel release 2.4.9-21 fixes this bug (at
> least in their labs). Also they said that me using egcs 2.91.66 to compile
> this kernels (yes I used the custom version) could run into more trouble
> couse the recommended gcc version to compile 2.4.9-21 is 2.95.3 as per
> Documentation/Changes. AFAIK SGI recommends egcs 2.91.66 to compile
> Release 1.0.2. I want to try out 2.4.9-21 which I know they are
> contributed but should be fine as long as they have the exactly same XFS
> bits as 2.4.9-13 (whioch I consider it pretty stable). But I don't know
> hich compiler version to use ?!
Hi again

As from a former discussion Eric Sandeen mentioned that there is no clear
answer to this tricky question (which compiler to use for compiling XFS:
egcs which is recommended by the XFS developers or gcss 2.95.3 as per
Documentation/Changes) I want to test out my compiled kernel. I need to
upgrade to solve that DAC960 issue. I know SGI runs some QA tests, I want
to know if there are some public available XFS/kernel tests ?

Mihai RUSU
"... and what if this is as good as it gets ?"

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