Now I'm vaguely wondering if it is possible to build a working GNU-free Linux that will run on hardware? People normally point to Alpine/musl but I've only ever seen that running in a container with an underlying kernel built with gcc 🤔 is anyone doing this??

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This is surprisingly complicated!

Alpine appears to use gcc to build by default: git.alpinelinux.org/abuild/tre

Three Linux distros build with LLVM: Android and ChromeOS (both built by Google) and OpenMandriva (experimental clang support for kernel builds only) kernel.org/doc/html/latest/kbu

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