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KernelTrap: Kernel Build Errors and Warnings

Mar 01, 2006, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Jesper Juhl summarized a recent experiment of compiling the latest Linux kernel 100 times with various configurations, resulting in 82 failed builds and thousands of warnings. Most of the builds utilized make randconfig which generates a random .config, and further inspection revealed that a significant percentage of these builds failed due to known configuration issues. Regarding warnings, Adrian Bunk pointed out that for most normal configurations things are much better, 'not that our current situation [is] perfect, but the number of warnings in .config's people usually use isn't that bad...'"

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