Re: [Linux-ia64] Recommended compiler for compiling kernels test10 and upper?

From: Don Dugger <>
Date: 2000-11-14 11:24:38

I've been using the compiler from the TurboLinux 5/5 release,
`2.9-ia64-000216-final'.  I pretty sure I've also used the
compiler from Turbo's 8/28 release also, I don't know what
version it is offhand.  If it'll help I've attached the
`.config' file that I use.  You should change it to disable
B2 specific code and enable B1 specific code but other than
that it should work.

On Mon, Nov 13, 2000 at 05:00:44PM -0500, Scott Hankin wrote:
> >I was able to build this toolchain (the lack of pre-existing g++ stuff
> >on my IA64 machine was a small problem but I ignored it for the time
> >being).  I installed it into a /usr/gcc1024 hierarchy so as not to
> >clobber my existing gcc (since I'm not yet moving to glibc 2.2 on
> >that machine).
> Which toolchain are you building?
> >Then I could build the kernel (on a Red Hat Linux release 6.93 (Zoot))
> >release, cut sometime in June, I believe.
> >
> >Then, I built the kernel with:
> >
> >HOSTCC=/usr/bin/gcc CC=/usr/gcc1024/bin/gcc make HOSTCC=/usr/bin/gcc 
> >CC=/usr/gcc1024/bin/gcc -j 20 > ERRS 2>&1 &
> >
> >Which seems to work reasonably well.  This allows the cross tools to
> >build with the native CC (glibc 2.1 based) and the kernel to build
> >with a recent compiler, which does not care a whit about glibc
> >support.
> >
> >The native toolchain on that Red Hat distro does not have unwind
> >support, impylying no stack tracebacks in panics, kdb, etc.  The newer
> >gcc works fine, compiles completely, and has wonderful stack
> >tracebacks.
> >
> >All this on a 4-proc Lion, running A3 procs and an ancient BIOS/frame
> >(my B2/B3 upgrade has been deferred for a while).
> I'm trying to build the 2.4.0-test10 kernel with the ia64 patch.  We
> recently upgaded the hardware on one of our boxes to B1 stepping, and
> now it won't boot.  I'm hoping the newer kernel will work better.
> So far, I'm running into problems with the old Red Hat toolchain, and
> with the latest snapshot as well.  I haven't hit on the right compiler
> yet, I guess.
> Has anyone successfully built 2.4.0-test10 with the IA64 patch?  If so,
> which toolchain did you use?
> - Scott
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