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    SubjectRe: A proposal - binary
    On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 02:21:12PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
    > So how does this differ from the twice yearly recycling of the fixed
    > driver ABI discussion ?
    >
    > We have a facility for loading binary blobs into the kernel built from
    > source, its called insmod.

    I think that the issue Zach tried to cover is the current inability to
    keep the same binary module across multiple kernel versions. That's why
    he compared modules<->kernel to ELF<->glibc. In that sense, he's right.
    I'm very happy when I find that old binaries I built with gcc-2.7.2 in
    1997 still run under my glibc-2.3.6 without any need to rebuild (and
    potentially rebuild gcc-2.7.2 first).

    > Alan

    Willy

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