On Wed, 10 Nov 2004, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> > Since the following change:
> > http://www.linux-mips.org/cvsweb/linux/include/asm-mips/siginfo.h.diff?r1=1.4&r2=1.5&only_with_tag=MAIN
> > dated back to Aug 1999 (!), the definitions of struct siginfo in Linux and
> > GNU libc differ to each other.
> Only 2.4 Kernels, 2.6 uses the normal definition again.
Ah, it's been changed again for 2.6.9-rc3 without a word of a comment,
> > While it's the kernel that is at fault by
> > changing its ABI, at this stage it may be more acceptable to update glibc
> > as it's not the only program interfacing to Linux (uClibc?). It doesn't
> > seem to be a heavily used feature as otherwise someone else would have
> > noticed the problem during these five years. As I don't really have a
> > preference, hereby I provide two patches to choose from and ask for
> > voting.
> I prefer to bring the 2.4 kernel in line with the rest of the system.
OK for me.
> You surely meant to change the mips-specific siginfo.h here.
Thanks for spotting it. Here's an update just in case.
diff -up --recursive --new-file
Fri May 23 02:26:20 2003
+++ glibc-2.3.3-20041018/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/mips/bits/siginfo.h Wed Nov
10 18:06:51 2004
@@ -65,8 +65,8 @@ typedef struct siginfo
__pid_t si_pid; /* Which child. */
__uid_t si_uid; /* Real user ID of sending process. */
- int si_status; /* Exit value or signal. */
+ int si_status; /* Exit value or signal. */