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Re: Binary compatibility break understood ?

To: sjhill@cotw.com
Subject: Re: Binary compatibility break understood ?
From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@suse.de>
Date: 09 May 2001 14:27:39 +0200
Cc: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>, Tom Appermont <tea@sonycom.com>, Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
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"Steven J. Hill" <sjhill@cotw.com> writes:

> Florian Lohoff wrote:
> > 
> > > > The whole point was to switch from our IRIX ELF flavoured binaries to
> > > > standard ABI ELF.  These two variants are close but not identical which
> > > > for example made modutils missbehave.
> > >
> I will expound a bit more. When I made the changes to fix binutils and switch
> us from the IRIX to ABI ELF flavoured binaries the default target names
> changed from 'elf[32|64][little|big]mips' to 'elf[32|64]trad[little|big]mips'
> in binutils. This has the effect of breaking linker scripts but not a whole
> lot else. These will be the new targets for MIPS/Linux work. Binaries should
> still run just fine if you compile glibc-2.2.2 with the old or new tools.
> Future work though should use the 'elf[32|64]trad[little|big]mips' targets.

Ok, I finally understand.  Can you send a new patch for glibc with an
update for the FAQ?  I'll add it this time.

Andreas
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