Re: a bug in genksysms/CONFIG_MODVERSIONS w/ __attribute__((foo))?
From: Ben Hutchings
Date: Tue Aug 27 2019 - 17:11:25 EST
On Tue, 2019-08-27 at 19:09 +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 04:34:15PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > On Tue, 2019-08-27 at 22:42 +1000, Nicholas Piggin wrote:
> > > Masahiro Yamada's on August 27, 2019 8:49 pm:
> > > > modversions is ugly, so it would be great if we could dump it.
> > > >
> > > > > IIRC (without re-reading it all), in theory distros would be okay
> > > > > without modversions if they could just provide their own explicit
> > > > > versioning. They take care about ABIs, so they can version things
> > > > > carefully if they had to change.
> > Debian doesn't currently have any other way of detecting ABI changes
> > (other than eyeballing diffs).
> > I know there have been proposals of using libabigail for this instead,
> > but I'm not sure how far those progressed.
> Google has started using libabigail to track api changes in AOSP, here's
> a patch that updates the ABI file after changing it:
> Note, there are issues with it, and some rough edges, but I think it can
Thanks for the pointer.
> But, it means nothing at module load time, this is only at build-check
> time. At least modversions would prevent module loading in some cases.
Right, but I *think* that would be enough if we could mark modules for
strict (exact version) or loose ("ABI version") matching as I outlined.
I'm always amazed by the number of people who take up solipsism because
they heard someone else explain it. - E*Borg on alt.fan.pratchett
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