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Re: [PATCH] Avoid .symver on common symbols [BZ #21666]
- From: Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat dot com>
- To: "H.J. Lu" <hjl dot tools at gmail dot com>
- Cc: GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:13:06 +0200
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Avoid .symver on common symbols [BZ #21666]
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On 06/23/2017 06:26 PM, H.J. Lu wrote:
>> Does this result in a visible difference for applications? If yes,
>> please file a bug for this and reference it in the ChangeLog and commit
> It will be very hard to tell since these symbols were exported from libc.so
> by accident and we only keep them in libc.so for backward binary compatibility.
> Application can no longer reference them from libc.so.
Ah, it's the old <regexp.h> interface, and the symbols were exported
deliberately. We apparently do not have any tests for it.
> Here is the updated patch. OK for master?
Yes, please. Thanks.