Re: A proposal - binary

From: Willy Tarreau
Date: Thu Aug 03 2006 - 16:36:42 EST

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


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