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    On 10 Nov 2000 17:10:00 -0800, 
    "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:
    >We can mess with the ABI, but it requires a wholescale rev of the
    >entire system.

    AFAICT, there is nothing stopping us from redoing the kernel ABI to
    pass the first few parameters between kernel functions in registers.
    As long as the syscall interface is unchanged, that ABI change will
    only break binary modules (care_factor == 0). The ABI type would need
    to be added to the symbol version prefix, trivial.

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