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    SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC] disable built-in modules V2
    On Apr 6, 2005 4:28 PM, Malcolm Rowe <> wrote:
    > Magnus Damm writes:
    > > And I guess the idea of replacing the initcall pointer with NULL will
    > > work both with and without function descriptors, right? So we should
    > > be safe on IA64 and PPC64.
    > I think so, though I don't really know a great deal about this area.
    > An IA64 descriptor is of the form { &code, &data_context }, and a function
    > pointer is a pointer to such a descriptor. Presumably, setting a function
    > pointer to NULL will either end up setting the pointer-to-descriptor to NULL
    > or the code pointer to NULL, but either way, I would expect the 'if
    > (!*call)' comparison to work as intended.
    > Best thing would be to get someone on IA64 and/or PPC64 to check this for
    > you.

    I agree. Do we have any friendly IA64/PPC64 user out there?

    > Also might be worth checking that the patch works as intended with
    > CONFIG_MODULES=n (assuming you haven't already).

    The code works both with CONFIG_MODULES set to "y" and unset.


    / magnus
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