As promised: LFS compilation summary

Ken Moffat ken at
Thu May 8 15:19:10 PDT 2008

On Thu, May 08, 2008 at 11:47:42PM +0300, Ag. D. Hatzimanikas wrote:
> Now I am in a position that I don't know if we should continue with LFS,
> as development doesn't simple happen anymore. 
> The new gcc is out for months,

 I'm not doing _any_ book development at the moment (hope to get
away next week, but not yet certain), but as I've said before:
gcc-4.3 is something I'd rather not touch. From the lwn report at (subscribers only for the next two
weeks) there are 3 bugs holding up 4.3.1:

36013 (pointers - looks as if it was fixed on Tuesday)

36079 (x86 direction flag issue - no consensus on this, some people
say gcc needs to fix this, some people say it's a kernel problem -
and technically it's an information leakage, although exploiting it
is not obvious [ famous last words... ] ).  ISTR the gcc release
manager decided not to announce 4.3 because of this (the tarball had
already been uploaded before the issue was found).

36090 (ppc64, but it still matters to me :) - looks like this is on
the way to being fixed, but I got lost in bugzilla!

 I'm guessing 4.3.1 will be out soon, and that it will be worth
playing with.

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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