Subject: re: kern/13615: NetBSD current requires a .note.netbsd.ident section
To: Andrew Cagney <>
From: matthew green <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/23/2001 01:42:15
   Can I assume that only post 1.5.x branch kernels check for the 
   .note.netbsd.ident section?  Released kernels from the 1.5.x branch 
   continue to ignore the .note.netbsd.ident and hence allow GCC to use its 
   own (working) crt{begin,end}.

well, this isn't quite true.  1.5 kernels do look for it, but they
also have a `catchall' ELF match (that has now been disabled by
default) that does allow unnamed binaries to run.