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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] elf loader support for auxvec base platform string
Roland McGrath wrote:
> > Well, we use strings to represent the platforms already (ie, the actual
> > CPU microarchitecture). Fitting those into bits would be annoying, it
>
> Then use dsocaps.
>
> > makes sense to have AT_BASE_PLATFORM to be the "base" variant of
> > AT_PLATFORM.
>
> I understand why you think so. But let's not be too abstract. The
> purpose of the addition is to drive ld.so's selection of libraries, yes?

That is one purpose. But there are others (JVMs, performance tools).
dsocaps seems to be an ld.so-specific thing... or am I missing how a
"third-party" program would use it?


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