On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 11:27:46PM +1000, Keith Owens wrote:
> Not in 2.4.20 nor 2.4.21-rc6 from Marcelo, must be a mips local change.
> I strongly suggest that you get rid of it, there is no good reason to
> emulate the 32 bit module syscalls on a 64 bit machine. modutils is
> pure Linux and there is absolutely no justification for emulating 32
> bit versions of modutils when the user can install the 64 bit version
> of modutils instead. 32 bit emulation is a crutch to let binary only
> programs work when you do not have the source to rebuild to 64 bit, by
> definition we have the source to modutils.
Until very recently there was no 64-bit userland.
> IA64 and x86_64 make no attempt to emulate 32 bit modutils. sparc64,
> ppc64 and s390x all pass the data straight to the 64 bit kernel code,
> they require the user space modutils to supply 64 bit data. Emulation
> is a waste of time.
The code simply does the sparc64 thing. Heck, it is the sparc64 code
with minor changes.