Re: Prerelease of 2.1.0

Michael Meissner (
24 Sep 1996 19:57:02 -0400

In article <> Uwe
Bonnes <> writes:

| But dosen't that free up an register for user usage. With ELF, we lost this
| register (giving a lot of programming freedom), could we get it back now?

Only if you compile the code with -fpic/-fPIC. The last time I checked, the
kernel was not compiled with -fpic.

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