linux kernel with icc – the intel c compiler

Found an interesting site which gives info about building a linux kernel with icc. I am currently working a lot with icc and was looking at how good/better it is than gcc.

The result: not that great. Most of Intel’s compiler work is at present directed towards Itanium. I was hoping that since icc does not have to support as many architectures as gcc, it would have many platform specific optimizations. But that does not seem to be the case.

May be some day I will get around to building the kernel with icc and updating the kernels…


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