DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-11
Re: Matt's schedule for this week
With the kernel I'm running using 3.3.2, the only issues I've found so far are
module loading and debugging. Our gdb is too old to understand kernel.debug I
think, and the module code needs to be updated. Is it worth looking at gdb
6.0? I remember the FreeBSD people waiting on it for full amd64 support.
Also, is there still support for the 5.x kernel and modules in /boot or was
that changed instead of added to?
On Wednesday 12 November 2003 02:22, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :Do you foresee any issues for which we wouldn't want to make gcc 3.x
> :default for everything ? If we are going to look at going ahead with a
> :newer gcc(as we should), I think we should go ahead and put forth the
> :effort to make everything compile cleanly under it. I couldn't see the
> :actual time required to be more than 3 or 4 days, this including the
> The timeline is going to be at least a month, maybe two, before
> gcc 3.x can become the default. There are a lot of issues when making
> any major compiler upgrade not the least of which being that even after
> one has dotted all the I's and crossed all the T's, the compiler could
> still have something in its guts that throws someone for a loop.
> We have the advantage of a slightly older 3.x in 5.x which we can
> compare against the base to see what needs to be patched up, but I am still
> going to be very careful.
> Matthew Dillon
Craig Dooley craig@xxxxxxxxxx