[PATCH] Raise the minimum GCC version to 5.2
ali.kaasinen at gmail.com
Sun May 2 22:05:59 BST 2021
On 02/05/2021 23.32, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> On Sun, May 02, 2021 at 01:00:28PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
>> On Sun, 2021-05-02 at 13:30 -0500, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
>>> On Sat, May 01, 2021 at 07:41:53PM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
>>>> Why not raise the minimum gcc compiler version even higher?
>> On Sun, 2021-05-02 at 13:37 -0500, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
>>> Everyone should always use an as new release as practical
>>> The latest GCC 5 release is only three and a half years old.
>> You argue slightly against yourself here.
> I don't?
>> Yes, it's mostly a question of practicality vs latest.
>> clang requires a _very_ recent version.
>> gcc _could_ require a later version.
>> Perhaps 8 might be best as that has a __diag warning control mechanism.
> I have no idea what you mean?
>> gcc 8.1 is now 3 years old today.
> And there will be a new GCC 8 release very soon now!
> The point is, you inconvenience users if you require a compiler version
> they do not already have. Five years might be fine, but three years is
Users & especially devs should upgrade then. 3 years of not updating
your compiler - if you regularly build the kernel - seems nonsensical.
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