[lkml]   [2006]   [Aug]   [3]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
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


To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2006-08-03 22:41    [W:0.404 / U:6.312 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site