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Re: NVidia on Severn2 -> It works.

On Oct  3, 2003, Sean Middleditch <elanthis awesomeplay com> wrote:

> On Fri, 2003-10-03 at 20:19, Chris Vanhoof wrote:
>> Different compilers were used.  Let the Nvidia installer think the
>> kernel was compiled with gcc-3.2 ;
>> # CC=gcc32 sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run


> is the documented way of doing the same, just for completeness' sake.

Documented but wrong.  It's not safe to use a different compiler to
build a module than the compiler used to build the kernel.  Small
differences between the ABIs implemented by the compilers could render
the whole system unstable.

Alexandre Oliva   Enjoy Guarana', see http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
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