Shrinking the kernel with gcc
Posted Jan 22, 2004 20:46 UTC (Thu) by oak
In reply to: Shrinking the kernel with gcc
Parent article: Shrinking the kernel with gcc
In earlier decades when code was small and fast it was pretty common to pass arguments in registers instead of stack. Besides saving memory, it should be also faster, that can make people more interested about it.
The register passing was the thing making stuff binary incompatible, other changes should be usable without problems.
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