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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



"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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