elf.h incomplete

Ryan Johnson ryan.johnson@cs.utoronto.ca
Fri May 4 05:49:00 GMT 2012


On 03/05/2012 11:46 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Thu, May 03, 2012 at 05:03:23PM -0500, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>> On 2012-05-03 10:24, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> Right.  I've noticed the incompleteness of elf.h from time to time too but
>>> extending it would be tedious since you can't just cut/paste from a GPLv*
>>> file.  Maybe one of the BSDs has something more complete these days?  We
>>> could use one of those.
>> This patch is a direct copy from FreeBSD HEAD.  I have NOT tested it,
>> though.
> I think this really needs to be tested against something that uses it.
>
> Anyone have an application that could exercise this?
Linux kernel build's "modpost" utility that started off this whole 
discussion? I'm not going to be able to test it any time soon, myself, tho.

Also, libelf might use it, since it supplies its own values only if it 
can't find them in system headers, IIRC.

Ryan



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