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Re: CVS linux

To: Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: CVS linux
From: Thiemo Seufer <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 14:10:30 +0200
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Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2005 at 04:33:53PM +0100, wrote:
> > Modified files:
> >     arch/mips/kernel: binfmt_elfo32.c 
> >     include/asm-mips: elf.h 
> > 
> > Log message:
> >     Fix ELF defines: EF_* is a field, E_* a distinct flag therein.
> Remarkably bad idea after the old definitions are already being used since
> over a decade.

Well, kernel headers are less widely used than others, and everywhere
else it is E_*. Since
 - kernel headers in general aren't meant as an interface for userland,
 - the definition is inconsistent to the userland one,
 - the in-kernel use seems to be limited to the ELF binary object
   loader and probably third party modules loaders
I found moving to a consistent definition to be more useful than
keeping the old inconsistent one.


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