Building the kernel and userland with llvm/clang

Jamie Paul Griffin jamie at
Tue Aug 28 18:12:17 UTC 2012

[ David Wolfskill wrote on Tue 28.Aug'12 at 10:13:11 -0700 ]

> As I understand the issues, FreeBSD uses a (somewhat modified) version
> of the last GPLv2-licensed version of gcc, and there is strong incentive
> to avoid "tainting" FreeBSD with a GPLv3-licensed version of gcc.
> Thus, if we want to be able to move forward with our "system compiler,"
> we have little choice but to use something other than gcc.  clang
> appears to work, so I plan to exercise it & report issues if I encounter
> them.

Yes we're thinking along similar lines then. I will do that as well and hopefully that will benefit the project to "move forward" as you say. 

Thanks again for your time.

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