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Re: CVS linux

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Subject: Re: CVS linux
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 10:00:45 -0400
Cc: Thiemo Seufer <>,
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On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 02:24:48PM +0100, Maciej W. Rozycki 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.

Which makes me wonder why glibc has the E_ definitions.  Other operating
systems that I looked up don't.


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