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Re: [PATCH v3] libio: use PTR_MANGLE/PTR_DEMANGLE for FILE vtables

On 05/25/2016 07:52 PM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
On 25 May 2016 10:29, Florian Weimer wrote:
I think we need a follow-up patch which removes the symbols which are
now incompatible from the ABI, so that programs which are broken by this
configuration receive an explicit error message.

you mean all of the _IO_* symbols ?

There are exceptions which are part of the API. At least _IO_putc and _IO_getc are, and _IO_stdin_used is interposed from the application. (We can maybe get rid of the latter because it does not work anyway because nothing ensures that the program is compiled against a consistent set of libio definitions.)

my familiarity here is like 0,

Sadly, I don't know if we can pick anyone's brain who is more familiar with these details.

but are there any reasons to keep exporting those for new ABIs ?

For most symbols, no, there is no reason to keep them for new ABIs.

My understanding of symbol versioning is still limited, and I have no clear picture of the minimal libio ABI we can export, otherwise I'd have sent some patches long ago.

A first step would involve cutting down the contents of the installed <libio.h> header file to the absolute minimum needed by <stdio.h>. But even that is quite a bit of work.


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