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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: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:47:21 +0000
On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 08:20:01AM +0000, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > 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.
> It is not about system calls. It is about the implemented ABI. That's
> what we follow, including stack alignment on i386 etc. Looking at
> FreeBSD, they had more than enough problems with requiring tagging with
> the OSABI. It is a crude and limited hack. Heck, if you don't want to
> parse PT_NOTE yourself, call file(1).
So the "OS ABI" is not the OS ABI, but something akin to the ELF
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised about ELF doing things wrong.
David A. Holland
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