Re: NVidia on Severn2 -> It works.

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On Fri, 2003-10-03 at 23:31, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Oct  3, 2003, Sean Middleditch <elanthis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Fri, 2003-10-03 at 20:19, Chris Vanhoof wrote:
> >> Different compilers were used.  Let the Nvidia installer think the
> >> kernel was compiled with gcc-3.2 ;
> >> 
> >> # CC=gcc32 sh
> > is the documented way of doing the same, just for completeness' sake.
> Documented but wrong.  It's not safe to use a different compiler to
> build a module than the compiler used to build the kernel.  Small
> differences between the ABIs implemented by the compilers could render
> the whole system unstable.

True enough, but we don't get the exact compiler the kernel was compiled
with.  It appears (for my current kernel, 2.4.22-1.2061.nptl) that it's
"gcc version 3.2.3 20030422 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.3-6)", which definitely
isn't the version of gcc I have from Severn, "gcc version 3.3.1 20030915
(Red Hat Linux 3.3.1-5)" - what choice do users have then?  :(

Sean Middleditch <elanthis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
AwesomePlay Productions, Inc.

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