Subject: Re: kernel linking with binutils 2.8
To: Arne Henrik Juul <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
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?