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Re: internal_function symbols part of the public ABI
- From: Andreas Schwab <schwab at suse dot de>
- To: Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat dot com>
- Cc: GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:37:56 +0200
- Subject: Re: internal_function symbols part of the public ABI
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On Aug 14 2017, Florian Weimer <email@example.com> wrote:
> The 2007 commit radically changed the calling convention, so it's safe
> to assume that there were no active users on i386 at the time because
> they would have run into crashes. Today, it's still difficult to call
> these functions because it is hard to write a correct prototype.
They are really private interfaces for nscd, AFAICS.
> Can we remove the functions completely?
They should be unexported, for sure. Since nscd doesn't use them any
more, they could just be dummies.
Andreas Schwab, SUSE Labs, firstname.lastname@example.org
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