Subject: Re: kernel linking with binutils 2.8
To: Arne Henrik Juul <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 05/22/1997 11:43:32
On Thu, 22 May 1997 02:33:24 +0200  Arne Henrik Juul wrote:

> When these data are (in the object file where they are defined)
> put in the .data section, things won't work (it gives error
> messages about truncating relocs).  Since the kernel doesn't
> use shared libraries :-) it should be safe to use -G 8 or
> maybe even higher, and this may be a performance boost as well
> (if I've understood how GP-relative addressing works).

I really have no idea how lkm's work, but will this decision have any
affect on them?