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Old 03-18-2013, 08:37 AM   #1
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Kernel compilation without gcc

I know that Linux kernel uses some gcc hacks, but what if we suggest to developers using standard C, will they rewrite it?

It will make kernel more flexible, facilitate porting to other platforms. ICC, open64 all of them create binaries that much faster than gcc, which seems a greedy for memory monstrous brake.

Will the developers listen to us?
Old 03-18-2013, 08:48 AM   #2
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Well, bless me! A first time post with advice for kernel developers. Why are my nostrils filled with the whiff of troll bait?
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I know about this project's => Intel C/C++ compiler compatible ==> llvm compiler compatible
Old 03-18-2013, 11:11 AM   #4
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Those "gcc hacks" offer both extra optimization AND functionality.
You can't just remove them.

What about license issues?

Join the LLVM/Clang folks if you dislike GCC that much.

Edit: didn't see "pp"'s post before replying ...

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Old 03-18-2013, 12:42 PM   #5
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allend, your post is off-topic.

LinuxDNA is out of date.
llvm isn't icc or open64.



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