After a recent kernel upgrade (from a custom package to the default Debian kernel package), I noticed that printing stopped working. Reason for this is that powerpc kernels don't have support for parallel ports included, because loading that module might freeze some pmacs. (Support for that has been activated now for some powerpc variants, but as there is no new kernel uploaded yet, that doesn't really help me.)

So, I tried building my own kernel again. But then something happened I definitly don't want to see at all:

  CC [M]  drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.o
  drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c: In function `e1000_xmit_frame':
  drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c:2919: internal compiler error: in simplify_subreg, at simplify-rtx.c:2368
  Please submit a full bug report,
  with preprocessed source if appropriate.
  See <URL:http://gcc.gnu.org/bugs.html> for instructions.
  For Debian GNU/Linux specific bug reporting instructions, see
  <URL:file:///usr/share/doc/gcc-3.3/README.Bugs>.
  make[4]: *** [drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.o] Error 1
  make[3]: *** [drivers/net/e1000] Error 2
  make[2]: *** [drivers/net] Error 2
  make[1]: *** [drivers] Error 2
  make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-source-2.6.17'
  make: *** [debian/stamp-build-kernel] Error 2

So I not only lost support for my printer up to now, but even waste more time debugging stuff I don't want to see.