Regarding the issue of compiling >=2.6.31 on ppc with >=gcc-4.4

Stephen Rothwell sfr at
Mon Jul 5 08:26:10 EST 2010

Hi Anthony,

On Sun, 04 Jul 2010 18:00:12 -0400 "Anthony G. Basile" <blueness at> wrote:
> Hi guys, I just hit this in trying to stabilize some kernels on gentoo
> - ->  Has there been any
> upstream discussion about this?  I haven't seen anything on lkml.  I
> thought I'd drop you a note and see if you guys had heard anything.

You should really ask questions like this on the
linuxppc-dev at mailing list (cc'd).

[For others: this is the 1024 byte buffer in the stack in

Having said that: yes, the problem has been noticed, but no solution has
been included yet (as far as I know).  There are other issues with
building 64 bit PowerPC kernels with gcc >= 4.5 for which I have proposed
a couple of patches.

Stephen Rothwell                    sfr at
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