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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Comment by pgeorgi
by pgeorgi on Tue 26th Oct 2010 20:46 UTC
pgeorgi
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2010-02-18

Given that Linux fans generally weasel out of criticism by pointing out that the criticism aimed usually at highlevel components of a Linux system don't apply to "Linux" (which is the kernel), I'm feeling obliged to point out that Clang "can build a kernel" for quite some time now. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clang states:
2009-02-25 for the FreeBSD kernel.
2009-03-16 for the DragonflyBSD kernel.
2010-02-20 for HelenOS.

It can successfully build Linux now, to adopt the Linux terminology.

By the way, there are some extra characters in the URL

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RE: Comment by pgeorgi
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 26th Oct 2010 21:01 in reply to "Comment by pgeorgi"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Huh, headline fixed. Weird how the "Linux" bit dropped out of it.

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