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Re: [PATCH 2/2] Add a testcase for copy reloc against protected data

On Fri, 6 Mar 2015, H.J. Lu wrote:

> > Suppose I configure / build with new binutils but a GCC version without
> > your patches.  What will the results be?  That the tests don't build /
> > run?  That they build / run but fail (best avoided if possible)?  In
> > either case, you need clear documentation for architecture maintainers on
> > what GCC versions (*not* requiring any uncommitted GCC patches) must be
> > used to identify whether architecture-specific changes are needed and to
> > test such changes.
> >
> I will submit a separate patch to address GCC issue.

I don't think these tests should go in glibc until:

(a) they work with some checked-in mainline GCC version (i.e., if they 
need the GCC patches you posted, those are on GCC trunk);

(b) it's clear what GCC and binutils versions are needed for the tests to 
work (e.g. "GCC 5 or later, trunk revision NNNNNN or later; binutils 
commit 89abcdef or later").

Joseph S. Myers

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