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Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2022 16:09:22 -0700
From: Cary Coutant <ccoutant@...il.com>
To: Fangrui Song <i@...kray.me>
Cc: musl@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] elf.h: add ELFCOMPRESS_ZSTD

> >Is this actually an adopted standard? It's not clear from the link
> >above whether there's anything authoritative going on or a proposal
> >that some people like.
> >
> >Rich
>
> I think so, from Cary's https://groups.google.com/g/generic-abi/c/satyPkuMisk/m/KwTF_U8rBAAJ
> "I will add this to the ELF spec, as proposed below:".
>
> This question isn't alone. Carlos O'Donell asked on https://sourceware.org/pipermail/libc-alpha/2022-July/141130.html
> "Is there a public repo that I can use to cross-check the glibc value with the accepted ELF gABI value?"

Yes, this is officially approved. The gABI committee runs mostly on
consensus, but as a representative for Xinuos, I can offer the formal
stamp of approval.

I am under contract with Xinuos to maintain the ELF standard, and I
have converted it from raw HTML to ReStructuredText format, with the
goal of placing it into a github repository. That last part is not yet
done, but as soon as I can, I'll make an updated version of the spec
available. Until then, you'll need to reference the June 2013 version,
with various gABI discussions to serve as amendments. As another
quasi-authoritative source, the ELF include files in the binutils git
repository are kept up to date with the gABI changes, and I'm about to
commit a change there to reflect the new compression type.

-cary

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