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Bug 18060 - Failed to compile a kernel
Failed to compile a kernel
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 2000-10-02 03:19 EDT by Imre Csaba Varasdy
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-02 04:34:05 EDT
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Description Imre Csaba Varasdy 2000-10-02 03:19:01 EDT
Cannot compile a new kernel,always exiting with
/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/lib/checksum.S in line #231 and #237
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2000-10-02 03:56:11 EDT
got the same error on an compaq proliant 2500 with 2 pentium pros.
failed to compile 2.2.16 (not the sources from redhat, but the standard ones)
and 2.2.17.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2000-10-02 04:06:14 EDT
maybe connected to our problem?
i got these warnings, too.
Comment 3 Alan Cox 2000-10-02 04:34:04 EDT
Use kgcc (the kernel building gcc). The mainstream kernel is still abusing a few
things the new gcc catches out. And yes its not documented well enough!
Comment 4 Harvey Modlin 2000-10-05 04:04:20 EDT
Well, I get the same error msg and as a result get no bzImage -- with or 
without the "export CC=kgcc" before the make.
Comment 5 Harvey Modlin 2000-10-05 05:04:07 EDT
Aha. Found the problem! I really did forget to do the 'make mrproper' first! So 
with makr mrproper and 'export CC=kgcc', the kernel compiled just fine (thank 
you!) and the outcome was the bzImage file I wanted. Yippee! Thanks again.

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