On Tue, 29 Jul 2003, Gerald Henriksen wrote:
On Tue, 29 Jul 2003 13:12:05 -0400 (EDT), you wrote:
> first, there is the occasion where you have to deal with a kernel and
>compiler mismatch, particularly with nvidia drivers. if you try to
>compile the latest nvidia driver normally, you get a "mismatch" error that
>you can override by defining the "IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH" environment
>variable when you build. fair enough, but of course, you never know
>when this issue will come up again elsewhere.
Better might be CC=gcc32 so that the kernel and NVIDIA driver both use
the same compiler.
> second issue is whether there is any problem simply recompiling the
>installed kernel source with gcc (3.3, that is)? is there anything about
>that kernel that's necessarily gcc 3.2-related?
See the following explanation from Alan Cox on why gcc32 is necessary
for the kernel:
actually, that pretty much confirms what i had suspected -- that gcc 3.3
was simply more rigorous in rejecting "borderline bogus constructs". so
i'm assuming that, as long as the compile succeeds, i should be all right.
and in fact, the compile just finished (after having deselected a couple
of those bogus modules). so, lessee what happens ...