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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.

Russell King
Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux -
maintainer of: 2.6 Serial core
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