Carlos O'Donell carlos@redhat.com
Fri Jul 29 15:44:05 GMT 2022

On 7/26/22 16:30, Fangrui Song wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 26, 2022 at 1:24 PM Adhemerval Zanella Netto
> <adhemerval.zanella@linaro.org> wrote:
>> On 22/07/22 20:08, Fangrui Song via Libc-alpha wrote:
>>> On 2022-07-18, Carlos O'Donell via Libc-alpha wrote:
>>>> On 7/11/22 00:58, Florian Weimer via Libc-alpha wrote:
>>>>> * Fangrui Song via Libc-alpha:
>>>>>> I wish that the macro definition can catch up the upcoming
>>>>>> https://sourceware.org/glibc/wiki/Release/2.36 [1], so that
>>>>>> projects can expect the value ELFCOMPRESS_ZSTD from elf.h.
>>>>>> The projects may choose to define the macro themselves,
>>>>>> but having the definition in an earlier release seems a good idea
>>>>>> anyway, and it the glibc definition makes it clearer ELFCOMPRESS_ZSTD
>>>>>> is standard and vendors can start adding support.
>>>>>> [1]: https://sourceware.org/pipermail/libc-alpha/2022-July/140352.html
>>>>>> ("Release of glibc 2.36 in 1 month! Please add blockers and desirable for release.")
>>>>> This looks quite backportable to me, so it should not be a release
>>>>> blocker.  It's only a blocker if we apply the patch today, then we'd
>>>>> have to wait until the gABI assignment actually happens as expected.
>>>> Agreed. This is a NACK from me as the RM until the gABI assignment happens.
>>> Cary has accepted this value: https://groups.google.com/g/generic-abi/c/satyPkuMisk/m/KwTF_U8rBAAJ
>>> (Thanks!)
>>> Ed Maste from FreeBSD wants to define this in FreeBSD.
>>> Shall we define it for glibc as well? :)
>> I think this is ok, we are already fixing bad designs so we most likely need
>> more time for testing.
> Thanks.  Now that it is approved, the commit message can be changed to
> the following if you want to push it to the 2.36 release branch.
> From the approved generic ABI proposal
> https://groups.google.com/g/generic-abi/c/satyPkuMisk
> ("Add new ch_type value: ELFCOMPRESS_ZSTD").


Is there a public repo that I can use to cross-check the glibc value with
the accepted ELF gABI value?

A public repo would make the process of adding matching constants
easier because I could review what went into the public repository.


Just for clarity, I don't consider this a release blocker for 2.36.


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