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[PATCH] NEWS: Add comment about S/390 ABI changes


the attached patch adds the text Carlos added to:
to the glibc NEWS file.  Thanks to Carlos for writing it!

Alan, is that ok for 2.19 branch as well?



>From aae3aab214438c4e3e09daba41f62a9ad3fbc4df Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Andreas Krebbel <>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:30:07 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] NEWS: Add comment about changed ABI on s390 and s390x.

 NEWS | 14 ++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+)

diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
index db8cc10..0f86584 100644
--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -151,6 +151,20 @@ Version 2.19
 * Preliminary documentation about Multi-Thread, Async-Signal and
   Async-Cancel Safety has been added.
+* Change of ABI data structures for s390 and s390x:
+  On s390 and s390x the size of struct ucontext and jmp_buf was increased to
+  allow for future hardware extensions. All library functions that accept or
+  return these structures were versioned in order to provide backwards
+  compatibility with existing code. However, not all cases can be handled
+  with interface versioning. If an application embeds either structure into
+  another structure and that structure is passed to another compilation unit
+  which expects the newer larger-sized object then any access to the new
+  fields will result in undefined behaviour. Similarly any access to fields
+  that were moved by the enlarging of the structures will cause undefined
+  behaviour. To fix the undefined behaviour all objects that are part of the
+  final in-memory image must agree on the size of structures, and this may
+  require recompilation.
 Version 2.18

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