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Re: [PATCH] MIPS/Linux: Kernel vs libc struct siginfo discrepancy

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@mips.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] MIPS/Linux: Kernel vs libc struct siginfo discrepancy
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 02:47:59 +0100
Cc: linux-mips@linux-mips.org, libc-alpha@sources.redhat.com, Nigel Stephens <nigel@mips.com>, "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
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On Wed, Nov 10, 2004 at 05:18:02PM +0000, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

> 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.  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 

uClibc copies it's headers from glibc it seems.  The change in 1999 was
quite intensional because back then there was no SA_SIGINFO using libc for
MIPS yet.

  Ralf

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