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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add CONFIG for -mregparm=3
    On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 10:35:56AM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
    >...
    > I think the popular modules like nvidia or ATI could be fixed
    > relatively easily. They usually consist of a glue layer with source and a
    > binary blob that is only called from the glue layer. Basically all you
    > have to do is the mark the prototypes for the binary blob in the glue layer
    > as "asmlinkage". In addition this can be done without any ifdefs
    > because asmlinkage does the right thing on a non regparm kernel.
    >
    > Of course true binary only modules without glue layer would be more
    > difficult, but for those the vendors just have to recompile. Conceivable
    > it would be possible to write a glue layer even for them.
    >...

    Did I miss Linus announcing a stable ABI between kernel versions?

    If some binary module vendor tries to support more than one kernel
    version it's his problem - this is nothing that is officially supported
    by the Linux kernel.

    > -Andi

    cu
    Adrian

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