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SubjectRe: need for packed attribute
On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 01:47:29PM +0000, Russell King wrote:
> Due to lack of manpower on the Linux side (iow, more or less just me)
> this became the ABI of the early ARM Linux a.out toolchain. At that
> time, I did not consider this to be a problem - it wasn't a problem
> as far as the kernel was concerned.
Before someone takes that the wrong way - Richard Earnshaw worked on
porting binutils + gcc to the ARM architecture. I worked on converting
that toolchain to work for ARM Linux - supporting the a.out shared
libraries and other Linux specific features.

Changing the ABI was, and still is completely outside my level of
knowledge of gcc.

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Russell King
Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux - http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/
maintainer of: 2.6 Serial core
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