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Re: glibc 2.1 and gabi
On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 04:12:05PM -0700, Geoff Keating wrote:
> > Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 15:52:45 -0700
> > From: "H . J . Lu" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
> > email@example.com
> > For the most parts, the new tags replace the old ones with a little
> > twist. They come from the new gABI.
> I guess the question I'm really asking is "when do I need to switch on
> these tags? and why can't the linker do it for me?".
You can use it when you are certain your C library supports it. Glibc
2.2 is ok. The linker may not know what the runtime linker will do
when it sees a known dtag. As more and more new features are added to
those new dtags, glibc may need them to work correctly.