[$] Old compilers and old bugs
The kernel project goes out of its way to facilitate building with older
toolchains. Building a kernel on a new system can be enough of a challenge
as it is; being being forced to install a custom toolchain first would not
improve the situation. So the kernel
developers try to keep it possible to build the kernel with the toolchains
shipped by most distributors. There are costs to this policy t
@unofficial_lwn I'm always a little surprised at how comfortable the gcc devs are with breaking changes.
Maybe that just comes from maintaining a C/C++ compiler for years.
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