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Re: Re : module allocation

To: moreau francis <francis_moreau2000@yahoo.fr>
Subject: Re: Re : module allocation
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 10:36:21 +0100
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On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 07:19:49AM +0000, moreau francis wrote:

> > There is another reason against putting modules into mapped space and
> > that's the need for -mlong-calls which generates larger, less efficient
> > code.
> 
> BTW, I don't see why -mlong-calls wouldn't be needed for GFP module
> allocation. Can you explain ?

It assumes a low-memory system where the entire RAM resides within the
range of a J/JAL instructions.

  Ralf

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