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Re: kernel and gcc issues -- giving it one more shot

On Tue, 29 Jul 2003 13:12:05 -0400 (EDT), you wrote:

>  first, there is the occasion where you have to deal with a kernel and
>compiler mismatch, particularly with nvidia drivers.  if you try to
>compile the latest nvidia driver normally, you get a "mismatch" error that
>you can override by defining the "IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH" environment
>variable when you build.  fair enough, but of course, you never know
>when this issue will come up again elsewhere.

Better might be CC=gcc32 so that the kernel and NVIDIA driver both use
the same compiler.

>  second issue is whether there is any problem simply recompiling the
>installed kernel source with gcc (3.3, that is)?  is there anything about
>that kernel that's necessarily gcc 3.2-related?

See the following explanation from Alan Cox on why gcc32 is necessary
for the kernel:


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