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On Wed, Nov 09, 2016 at 03:21:43PM +0100, Karsten Merker wrote:

> - The RISC-V binutils codebase is in principle upstreamed since a
>   few days:
>   https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=commit;h=e23eba971dd409b999dd83d8df0f842680c1c642
>   Nonetheless there are AFAIK still a number of points that need
>   adjustments and may break compatibility with (some) existing
>   binaries.  AFAIK one thing that is still being discussed is the
>   correct format/value of certain ELF header data for RISC-V, but
>   I am not familiar with the specifics of ELF, so I don't know
>   any details.

I have in the meantime done a bit of further research regarding
the ELF header changes.  The issue concerns the bits in the ELF
header which specify the floating point ABI that is used by the
code in the ELF file.  This in turn is a result of a change in
the floating point ABI as described at


resulting in the following commit:


For further information please also cf. the thread "Some RISC-V
Post-Merge Cleanup" on the upstream binutils list at

> - I currently don't know the exact state for glibc.

According to


there seems to also have been an unrelated change in glibc that
could cause compatibility issues with older binaries.

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