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Re: Linux-abi group


I think we are fragmenting with too many standards and mailing lists. This new discussion group and eventually the resulting standards, all might be put under LSB

The Intro on LSB says:

And thats what this proposal is intended for.

And we can use the LSB mailing list for all discussions.

What do you think?


On 09-Feb-2016 08:46 AM, H.J. Lu via llvm-commits wrote:
On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 3:08 PM, Joseph Myers <> wrote:
On Mon, 8 Feb 2016, H.J. Lu wrote:

I was referring to program properties:!topic/generic-abi/fyIXttIsYc8

This looks more like an ELF topic to me, not really ABI.

Please discuss this on a GNU project list because it affects the
entire GNU project.

gABI is ELF and affects all users, including GNU project, of gABI.
Linux-abi discusses Linux-specific extensions to gABI. It is for tools
like compilers, assembler, linker and run-time.  It isn't appropriate
for any GNU project list.

I find it extremely unlikely that many well-thought-out extensions would
be appropriate for GNU systems using the Linux kernel but not for GNU
systems using Hurd or other kernels - the only such cases would be for
things very closely related to kernel functionality.  There is a strong
presumption that toolchain configuration should apply to all GNU systems
rather than being specific to GNU/Linux without good reason.

Most of extensions aren't Linux kernel specific.  But some extensions
will require kernel support to function properly.

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