Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Oct 2010 20:36 UTC, submitted by tyrione
Linux Clang can build a kernel now. "The kernel can successfully boot to runlevel 5 (aka X + networking) on the Macbook, both on bare metal and in Qemu. The kernel can successfully boot to runlevel 3 on a secondary test machine, a microATX desktop box (Intel Atom). I haven't tried to start X on this box yet. The kernel can self-host; I am currently running a 'fourth generation' self-hosted Linux kernel built by a 'fourth generation' Clang."
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What is Clang?
by John Blink on Tue 26th Oct 2010 23:06 UTC
John Blink
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2005-10-11

http://clang.llvm.org/index.html

What is LLVM? Why does it exist? What technology can it be compared to? What benefit does this have to the linux kernel?

Okay I started this post as an idiot. But I would like to know what this LLVM business is.

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