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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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