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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Use uname not sysctl to get the kernel revision
Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 12:33:56PM -0700, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
>> Roland McGrath wrote:
>>> We could also put the uname info (modulo nodename) into the vDSO.
>> Or even better: real topology information.
>
> AND rather than OR would be even better. So glibc could find kernel
> version, etc. and topology in the vDSO cheaply.

Wouldn't it make more sense for this to be in ELF tags, rather than the
vdso? Another alternative, I guess, would be to put a pointer in the
ELF tags, which may point into the vdso.

-hpa
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