Linked by the_randymon on Fri 25th Jan 2013 09:21 UTC
Linux After about a year of work, the ArchLinux distribution now offers a variant running on the FreeBSD kernel. Says the developer, "Why would I do this? If like me, you enjoy FreeBSD and love it, but also like the philosophy behind Arch Linux, which is a fast, lightweight, optimized distro, I figured why not combine the both. Even though you could just do it on FreeBSD using the ports, not everyone wants to compile." This now puts Arch in the same category as Debian with Debian GNU/KFreeBSD, which offers a Debian userland on top of a FreeBSD kernel.
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Drumhellar
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2005-07-12

Clang will build the Linux kernel, though it doesn't (yet) work well.
Intel's compiler works really well for building the Linux kernel, or at least used to be a few years ago. I'd be surprised if that has changed.

And, there are other C libs that work. For example, uClib is designed to have a tiny footprint.

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