Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 193988
Latest upgrades of kernel and gcc don't match.
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:27:17 EST
Description of problem:
Latest upgrade of FC5 of kernel and gcc don't match. Kernel is compiled with
gcc 4.1.0, while current version of gcc is 4.1.1. Thus compiling external
modules is impossible.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gcc 4.1.1, kernel 2.6.16-1.2122_FC5
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade to latest kernel
2. Upgrade to latest gcc
3. Current gcc has larger version that the one used for compiling
It's impossible to compile external modules like the one
required from vmware.
To be able to use current gcc with current kernel.
This is not the first time it happens. Please make sure current gcc and kernel
*** Bug 194028 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
That's kernel (or module utils) bug, it should never rely on the GCC patchlevel
version when doing matching compiler checks. GCCs with different patchlevel
version, but the same major/minor version are compatible.
I don't remember anything like this being reported in the past where we changed
GCC patchlevel version many times during upgrades, so it must be a new
It doesn't. modinfo on any module will show the vermagic as "gcc-4.1".
It shouldn't make any difference at all what patchlevel gcc is used.