GNU/GCC Compiler Techniques Used in Linux Kernel

last updated in Categories C Programming, GNU/Open source, Howto, Linux

Excellent article – you can find information about GCC extensions for the C language. The Linux kernel uses several special capabilities of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) suite. These capabilities range from giving you shortcuts and simplifications to providing the compiler with hints for optimization.

This article provides a glimpse of the techniques made available by GCC in the Linux kernel. You can read more about all the available extensions for both C and C++ in the GNU GCC manual.

nixCraft FAQ Roundup April 27, 2007

last updated in Categories FAQ

Recently updated/posted Linux and UNIX FAQ (mostly useful to Linux/UNIX new administrators or users) :

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