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Re: glibc cross-compile

On Thu, 2004-04-29 at 10:40, Albert Cahalan wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-04-27 at 19:09, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > (glibc cannot easily be cross-compiled/bootstraped,
> > this is the root of the problem, the glibc maintainer
> > doesn't consider that as an important feature).
> Ever wonder why?

heheh ;) Well... thing is, it's _difficult_ but it can
be done (bootstrapping)

> When you do a native build, glibc itself is involved
> in the production of glibc. So, via the glibc functions
> for writing a file, it could recognize itself and add
> some code. You'd never see this code in the source!
> All along, we thought the compiler might be backdoored.
> Nobody ever thought to consider that the shared C library
> might be, for example, changing the behavior of unmodified
> PAM modules as they run.
> >:-)
Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>

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