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Re: Matt's schedule for this week

From: Craig Dooley <craig@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 10:46:06 -0500

With the kernel I'm running using 3.3.2, the only issues I've found so far are 
module loading and debugging. Our gdb is too old to understand kernel.debug I 
think, and the module code needs to be updated.  Is it worth looking at gdb 
6.0?  I remember the FreeBSD people waiting on it for full amd64 support.  
Also, is there still support for the 5.x kernel and modules in /boot or was 
that changed instead of added to?


On Wednesday 12 November 2003 02:22, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :Do you foresee any issues for which we wouldn't want to make gcc 3.x
> :default for everything ? If we are going to look at going ahead with a
> :newer gcc(as we should), I think we should go ahead and put forth the
> :effort to make everything compile cleanly under it. I couldn't see the
> :actual time required to be more than 3 or 4 days, this including the
> :userland.
> :
> :-DR
>     The timeline is going to be at least a month, maybe two, before
>     gcc 3.x can become the default.  There are a lot of issues when making
>     any major compiler upgrade not the least of which being that even after
>     one has dotted all the I's and crossed all the T's, the compiler could
>     still have something in its guts that throws someone for a loop.
>     We have the advantage of a slightly older 3.x in 5.x which we can
> compare against the base to see what needs to be patched up, but I am still
> going to be very careful.
> 					-Matt
> 					Matthew Dillon
> 					<dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Craig Dooley										craig@xxxxxxxxxx

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