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Re: [PATCH] framework for building modules externally

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] framework for building modules externally
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 15:55:10 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 01:19:14AM +0200, phcoder wrote:
> Robert Millan wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 05, 2008 at 07:57:38AM +0100, Christian Franke wrote:
>>> Alternative: Export a symbol describing the ABI version in kernel  
>>> ("grub_abi_3_14").
>> That requires more bytes than a 32-bit integer.
> You export grub_abi anyway. _3_14 is 4 bytes instead of 4 but saves.  
> grub_abi_* can be a fictive variable by adding something like
>       {"grub_abi_<..>", 0},
> to

I've been thinking that this doesn't solve all the problems anyway.

*.lst files are generated in official grub tree, and it's not easy for
external packages to override that.  Perhaps we should do it at the
source level and not bother about ABI anymore... :-/

Robert Millan

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