On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 02:10:30PM +0200, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 14:10:30 +0200
> To: Ralf Baechle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: CVS Update@linux-mips.org: linux
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> From: Thiemo Seufer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Ralf Baechle wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 21, 2005 at 04:33:53PM +0100, email@example.com 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,
Glibc is the only thing elf.h that defines the E_* names at all and
explicitly says "don't use".
> - 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.
I think you're confusing binutils's internal definitions with the use
Mind pulling that patch?