Are you using a clean source? might want to try downloading or checking out a fresh source. make clean or mrproper might clean up if there are previous bad builds.
it's a clean git clone. HEAD is "Linux 3.8.6" $ git rev-parse HEAD 00cfbb8ad0a6419f40660362b4d8b5baa30d3efe $ git status # On branch linux-3.8.y nothing to commit, working directory clean $
But let me try again after a "git clean -fx" … maybe the kernel build system has buglets and used some stale files
btw, I'm using 3.8.6 (from stable tree) compiled with gcc 4.8 on x86_64 without any issue.
it compiled fine on my x86_64 too