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Re: [PAE support] Types + cosmetic fixes

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 03:51:00PM -0800, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> On Feb 24, 2010, at 1:16 AM, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > I'm not sure what the effect to configure and similar scripts would be.
> > If this is for modules, I think this needs more though. I suspect some
> > kernel build options can also cause ABI changes which can cause modules
> > to fail, so modules should really be per kernel (at last for now, once
> > we have a documented API useable by modules, this can be rediscussed).
> If there are ABI differences to drivers between i386, i386-xen, i386-pae, and 
> i386-xen-pae, then we have done something horribly wrong.

There are ABI differences, in the same way there are ABI differences between
atari and mac68k.
I'm not sure what is the "ABI to drivers", BTW. AFAIK drivers are not
restricted to a subset of types, functions and macros available
to the kernel.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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