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An old laptop pulling 150-200w or more. Sure makes sense. 200w can power 4 50" LED TVs now...
That's ignorant talk. Most laptops pull 10W to 50W depending on the load. Even old ones.
GCC is open source. If Linus is such a great expert on the issues with it then why isn't he fixing them? Probably because he doesn't have the skills.
You can't just go and fix every program, even if they are open source. It takes a lot of time to familiarize one with the code base. That is probably limiting Linus here too. His bug report is very precise, and that will greatly ease the job of the GCC developer who actually fixes the bug.