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SubjectRe: RE : 2.6.6-rc3-mm2 : REGPARAM forced => no external module with some object code only
On Thu, 2004-05-06 08:44:54 -0400, Zephaniah E. Hull <warp@babylon.d2dc.net>
wrote in message <20040506124454.GA12921@babylon.d2dc.net>:
> On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 01:18:09PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Eric Valette <eric.valette@free.fr> wrote:
> > >
> > > The Changelog says nothing really important but forcing REGPARAM is
> > > rather important : it breaks any external module using object only code
> > > that calls a kernel function.
> >
> > This is why we should remove the option - to reduce the number of ways in
> > which the kernel might have been built. Yes, there will be a bit of
> > transition pain while these people catch up.

Sorry, missed the previous mail...

Well, practically, reducing options will help compatibility, *but*
personally, I don't see a problem there. Linux only claims limited
source compatibility, so I don't see much of a problem there. If binary
modules fall down to their feet, they need to catch up.

MfG, JBG

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