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Re: [PATCH v2] MIPS support for GNU hash
- From: Joseph Myers <joseph at codesourcery dot com>
- To: Mihailo Stojanović <mihailo dot stojanovic at rt-rk dot com>
- Cc: Adhemerval Zanella <adhemerval dot zanella at linaro dot org>, <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>, Chenghua Xu <paul dot hua dot gm at gmail dot com>, "Maciej W . Rozycki" <macro at linux-mips dot org>, Petar Jovanovic <petar dot jovanovic at rt-rk dot com>, Dragan Mladjenovic <dragan dot mladjenovic at rt-rk dot com>, Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com>, Nick Clifton <nickc at redhat dot com>
- Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:13:42 +0000
- Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] MIPS support for GNU hash
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On Tue, 23 Jul 2019, Mihailo Stojanović wrote:
> Binutils patch hasn't been pushed upstream, but it was reviewed in .
> We are currently waiting on FSF to process the binutils assignment for
> RT-RK .
Then we should await that before considering this patch for glibc.
In my view, nothing should be entered as a candidate on a release blocker
list unless the changes to all other relevant packages are upstream in
those components *before the start of the release freeze* (as well as the
glibc patch itself being essentially ready before the release freeze).
> > I presume the version 6 is to make room for the PT_GNU_STACK.
> Actually, the jump from 4 to 5 should have happened when support
> for absolute symbols was added to binutils , but it didn't, so I had
> to address that here.
Bug fixes should not be mixed with new features like this.
Rather, post a bug fix patch that updates the version for the absolute
symbols changes *and adds a testcase to the glibc testsuite that fails
without the patch* (if there's some reason it's hard to test, that needs
to be adequately explained in the proposed commit message for the patch).
Once that's gone through review and some version has been accepted, then a
GNU hash patch building on top of it can be considered.
The fix relating to absolute symbols might be considered for backporting
to whatever release branches have the relevant feature but without the
update to ABI versions accepted, whereas GNU hash support is a new feature
clearly not appropriate for such backporting.
Joseph S. Myers