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Re: Linux-abi group

On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 10:50:29AM -0500, Ed Maste via llvm-commits wrote:
> On 8 February 2016 at 18:08, Joseph Myers <> wrote:
> > On Mon, 8 Feb 2016, H.J. Lu wrote:
> >
> >> >> I was referring to program properties:
> >> >>
> >> >>!topic/generic-abi/fyIXttIsYc8
> >> >
> >> > This looks more like an ELF topic to me, not really ABI.
> >> >
> >> > Please discuss this on a GNU project list because it affects the
> >> > entire GNU project.
> >> >
> >>
> >> gABI is ELF and affects all users, including GNU project, of gABI.
> >> Linux-abi discusses Linux-specific extensions to gABI. It is for tools
> >> like compilers, assembler, linker and run-time.  It isn't appropriate
> >> for any GNU project list.
> But the examples presented so far (STT_GNU_IFUNC, PT_GNU_RELRO etc.)
> are relevant to GNU systems in general and are not Linux-specific.

Some of them are even useful outside GNU systems. Some others choices in
recent years are at least somewhat questionable and a broader audience
in the design would likely have made the design much more useful (i.e.
the GNU hash format).


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