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Re: Path to kmods

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 12:00:33PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> Sure. But this doesn't mean that the types, inline functions, etc ... used
> for native and PV kernels are the same (this is the difference between
> API and ABI). I even think it'd be hard to have them the same, unless we
> define them to be opaque pointers. But I guess this will add a mesureable
> overhead to critical paths.

Your argument is short on detail. You mentioned PAE, but what other issues
do you see causing incompatibility? Which of those issues are intractable?
Have you tried loading an i386 kernel module on a xen kernel?


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