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Re: toolchain/51238: ELF binaries don't carry ELFOSABI_NETBSD in their header
The following reply was made to PR toolchain/51238; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: toolchain/51238: ELF binaries don't carry ELFOSABI_NETBSD in
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:10:35 +0000
On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 09:00:02PM +0000, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > According to http://netbsd.gw.com/cgi-bin/man-cgi?elf+5 the
> > ELFOSABI_NETBSD is defined but not used:
> This is intentional.
> > However, a lot of binary programs that inspect elf binaries use the
> > header instead of inspecting PT_NOTE. Unfortunately, those programs
> > will detect NetBSD binaries as UNIX binaries and depending on their
> > logic will use some default value like Linux as the OS the binary is
> > built for, such as Qt Creator.
> That's a bug in the programs. There is no advantage to tagging with
> ELFOSABI_NETBSD. AS such: "No bug here, works as intended"
...other than say tagging the binary with the correct OS.
Last I checked we don't have the same syscall table as SVR4, except
when compat_svr4 is in use, so we hardly have the same OS ABI.
David A. Holland
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