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Re: Linux-abi group
- From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg at britannica dot bec dot de>
- To: Ed Maste <emaste at freebsd dot org>
- Cc: Joseph Myers <joseph at codesourcery dot com>, GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>, GCC Development <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, llvm-commits <llvm-commits at lists dot llvm dot org>, Binutils <binutils at sourceware dot org>, cfe-commits <cfe-commits at lists dot llvm dot org>
- Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:06:41 +0100
- Subject: Re: Linux-abi group
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On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 10:50:29AM -0500, Ed Maste via llvm-commits wrote:
> On 8 February 2016 at 18:08, Joseph Myers <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 8 Feb 2016, H.J. Lu wrote:
> >> >> I was referring to program properties:
> >> >>
> >> >> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!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.
> But the examples presented so far (STT_GNU_IFUNC, PT_GNU_RELRO etc.)
> are relevant to GNU systems in general and are not Linux-specific.
Some of them are even useful outside GNU systems. Some others choices in
recent years are at least somewhat questionable and a broader audience
in the design would likely have made the design much more useful (i.e.
the GNU hash format).