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SubjectRe: Doubts in usr/include/linux/elf.h
On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 05:46:26AM +0530, Jaswinder Singh Rajput wrote:
> usr/include/linux/elf.h is giving 4 'make headers_check' warnings:
> usr/include/linux/elf.h:379: extern's make no sense in userspace
> usr/include/linux/elf.h:387: extern's make no sense in userspace
> usr/include/linux/elf.h:401: extern's make no sense in userspace
> usr/include/linux/elf.h:402: extern's make no sense in userspace
>
>
> usr/include/linux/elf.h:
> --
> #if ELF_CLASS == ELFCLASS32
>
> extern Elf32_Dyn _DYNAMIC [];
> #define elfhdr elf32_hdr
> #define elf_phdr elf32_phdr
> #define elf_note elf32_note
> #define elf_addr_t Elf32_Off
>
> #else
>
> extern Elf64_Dyn _DYNAMIC [];
> #define elfhdr elf64_hdr
> #define elf_phdr elf64_phdr
> #define elf_note elf64_note
> #define elf_addr_t Elf64_Off
>
> #endif

If my quick grep is correct we fo not define any variable named _DYNAMIC.
So you can just drop these two lines.

>
> /* Optional callbacks to write extra ELF notes. */
> #ifndef ARCH_HAVE_EXTRA_ELF_NOTES
> static __inline__ int elf_coredump_extra_notes_size(void) { return 0; }
> static __inline__ int elf_coredump_extra_notes_write(struct file *file,
> loff_t *foffset) { return 0; }
> #else
> extern int elf_coredump_extra_notes_size(void);
> extern int elf_coredump_extra_notes_write(struct file *file, loff_t *foffset);
> #endif

And the above can all be wrapped in __KERNEL__.
They got renamed in 2007:
http://ozlabs.org/pipermail/cbe-oss-dev/2007-September/003276.html

So they are hardly used by userspace anyway.

Sam


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