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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] x86: Make _syscallX() macros compile in PIC mode on i386
    >> Gcc reserves %ebx when compiling position-independent-code on i386. This 
    >> means, the _syscallX() macros in include/asm-i386/unistd.h will not
    >> compile. This patch is against 2.6.15.6 and adds a new set of macros
    >> which will be used in PIC mode. These macros take special care to
    >> preserve %ebx.
    >
    >But we don't compile the kernel with -fpic... We might want to, for kdump
    >convenience at some stage, perhaps.
    >
    UML. Maybe it does not build with -fpic/-fPIC either, but it's one case
    where it's more likely than with a "true" kernel.


    Jan Engelhardt
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