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Re: CVS commit: src/sys/arch
On 24.07.2010 21:00, matthew green wrote:
>> On 24.07.2010 17:54, Matthias Drochner wrote:
>>> cube%cubidou.net@localhost said:
>>>> Kernel modules, on the other hand...
>>> Hmm, didn't think of that. (using them myself only for testing)
>>>> a gaping ABI incompatibility is completely unacceptable
>>> There are two ways to fix this without the 64-bit-paddr overhead,
>>> a short-term and a long-term one.
>>> The short-term fix would be to use another module load path.
>>> This is close to calling it a different port, but it would
>>> not affect userland.
>> "i386pae" and "i386"? Huh... then we will get i386xenpae, i386xen, and
>> so on?
> FWIW, having a different module load path and choosing the right set
> of modules is an incoming feature but i have no time line for it.
> i plan for it to be useful for ppc oea vs. 4xx, sparc32 vs sparc64
> in 32 bitmode, and there was someone else wanting it too.
IMHO, it makes sense for these platforms. But here, i386 and PAE are so
close in concept that it feels like a quirk (at least to me).
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