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Re: CVS linux

To: Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: CVS linux
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 14:24:48 +0100 (BST)
Cc: Thiemo Seufer <>,
In-reply-to: <>
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References: <> <> <20050722121030.GD1692@hattusa.textio> <>
On Fri, 22 Jul 2005, Ralf Baechle wrote:

> >  - 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
> everywhere else.

 In particular when in doubt please refer to ELF standards which state 
"EF_" is the prefix for processor-specific flags in "e_flags" in the ELF 
file header; similarly with "EM_" for "e_machine" and "ET_" for "e_type" 
-- you should see the pattern.  There is no mention of the "E_" prefix in 
the standards.


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