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Re: RHL 7.0 kernel compiles. bit shakey


If I remember correctly, in Redhat 7.0 you are not supposed to use gcc to compile the kernel. They have provided a separate compiler called kgcc (kernel gcc) to do so. This is because the gcc included in Redhat 7.0 is a development snapshot and still has some bugs. Whereas kgcc is a stable gcc version (I think 2.95.2). So recompile your kernel with kggc, and all should be fine.

Hope that helps,

- John

----- Original Message -----
From: Vivek Singhal
To:   Linux India General

>  RHL 7.0 kernel 2.2.16 initialy would not compile. The problem
>  seems to be with gcc. It appears that the root of the matter
>  lies in smp.h not compiling with gcc (some bug in gcc ). I
>  am running a single cpu intel desktop type of comp. I turned
>  off smp support in kernel config but the problem was still
>  there. I modified smp.h and removed the smp code needed if ur
>  comp has smp enabled and kept the single cpu part 
>  (smp_num_cpu = 1  its a foldback ). It would still not compile
>  so I removed the include gaurd and it finally compiled. I now
>  have a pretty small kernel 300K. Trouble is that my hard disk
>  undergoes a reset every now and then. some times I can
>  continue working after it happens and sometimes I cannot. Is
>  there something wrong with the new kernel coz this does not
>  happen in windows. Rest of it is fine with X windows running
>  smoothly.
>  Vivek

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