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From: Richard Henderson <rth <at> twiddle.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 3/6] Add getauxval.
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.lib.glibc.alpha
Date: Sunday 18th March 2012 15:38:34 UTC (over 5 years ago)
On 03/18/2012 08:33 AM, David Miller wrote:
> From: Richard Henderson 
> Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 08:23:49 -0700
> 
>> On 03/17/2012 03:43 PM, David Miller wrote:
>>> From: Richard Henderson 
>>> Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2012 10:06:32 -0700
>>>
>>>> 	* misc/getauxval.c: New file.
>>>> 	* misc/Makefile (routines): Add it.
>>>> 	* misc/Versions (GLIBC_2.16): Export it.
>>>> 	* misc/sysv/auxv.h (getauxval): Declare.
>>>> 	* elf/dl-support.c (_dl_auxv): New variable.
>>>> 	(_dl_aux_init): Initialize it.
>>>
>>> If you provide this then you could use only getauxval() in libgcc
>>> and therefore have code that works on Solaris too.
>>
>> Works with the non-existant Solaris ifunc's?
> 
> Good point :-)

I think the best reason to provide getauxval too is for future
enhancements to the AT_ values, especially target-specific ones.


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