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[H. Peter Anvin <hpa@transmeta.com>]
> but the Alpha is a *much* more recent ABI... the x86 ABI really dates
> back to the 16-bit 8086-series CPUs.

Oh, right. Xenix. I'd forgotten.

> We might try again in 2.5 since we now have increased the minimum gcc
> version for kernel compiles. Binutils needs no change.

You mean trivial changes to understand the ELF magic number for a
riscoid-ABI x86 object. (You wouldn't lie to the linker and call them
SysV objects, now, would you?) Also gdb and libbfd need to know about
stack frames. Admittedly none of this is strictly necessary just to
link and boot a kernel.

Peter
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