On 1 Feb 2006, at 23:00, Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Feb 2006, Niall O Broin wrote:
>>> I have a VMware guest which is running CentOS 4.2. I am trying to
>> install the VMware tools but the build process fails because it says
>> that I am using gcc 3.4.4 but the kernel I am using (latest =
>> 2.6.9-22.0.2.EL) is built with gcc 3.4.5 and this could lead to
>> incompatibilities and crashes.
>> That seems unlikely. Presuming neither is buggy, C calling conventions
> are /really/ stable. Only significant thing really is
> register-parameters, but as long as you use the same compiler options
> as your kernel was built with.. (which, if the modules' build setup is
> good, it should do automatically).
Well TBH I was prepared to give it a lash anyway, despite these dire
warnings from VMware. But I was very surprised that the CentOS kernel
is being built with a version of gcc which CentOS doesn't distribute.
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