[PATCH] Raise the minimum GCC version to 5.2
andy.shevchenko at gmail.com
Tue May 4 23:18:41 AEST 2021
On Mon, May 3, 2021 at 9:17 AM Christophe Leroy
<christophe.leroy at csgroup.eu> wrote:
> Le 01/05/2021 à 17:15, Masahiro Yamada a écrit :
> > The current minimum GCC version is 4.9 except ARCH=arm64 requiring
> > GCC 5.1.
> > When we discussed last time, we agreed to raise the minimum GCC version
> > to 5.1 globally. 
> > I'd like to propose GCC 5.2 to clean up arch/powerpc/Kconfig as well.
> One point I missed when I saw your patch first time, but I realised during the discussion:
> Up to 4.9, GCC was numbered with 3 digits, we had 4.8.0, 4.8.1, ... 4.8.5, 4.9.0, 4.9.1, .... 4.9.4
> Then starting at 5, GCC switched to a 2 digits scheme, with 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, ... 5.5
> So, that is not GCC 5.1 or 5.2 that you should target, but only GCC 5.
> Then it is up to the user to use the latest available version of GCC 5, which is 5.5 at the time
> begin, just like the user would have selected 4.9.4 when 4.9 was the minimum GCC version.
And we may end up in the case when gcc 5.x will be more buggy than
v4.9.y (as once proved by nice detective story where compiler bug
produces a file system corruption).
With Best Regards,
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