[lsb-discuss] x86_64 psABI doc

Wichmann, Mats D mats.d.wichmann at intel.com
Wed Jun 25 10:00:01 PDT 2008

Andrew Haley wrote:
> Wichmann, Mats D wrote:
>> Jeff Licquia wrote:
>>> Michael Matz wrote:
>>>> Hi Andrew,
>>>> On Wed, 25 Jun 2008, Andrew Haley wrote:
>>>>> The x86_64 ABI is here:
>>>>> http://refspecs.freestandards.org/elf/x86_64-abi-0.95.pdf
>>>>> Unfortunately it's an old copy.  Can one of you please mail
>>>>> someone at the site and get this pulled?
>>>> Let's see if webmaster is an account that is read.
>>> Forwarding to lsb-discuss.  Is there a newer version we should be
>>> using here?
>> We can't remove old versions - they're there specifically
>> because past published LSB specifications reference specific
>> versions and those must remain available so those links
>> remain valid. This is in fact the exact reason why they are
>> mirrored on refspecs, because we can't change history, but
>> upstream sites are likely to drop specific versions (my own
>> employer does this with great impunity). I believe the
>> published ISO LSB specification, AMD64 volume, contains this link.
> Interesting.  The trouble with this approach, while it makes
> some sense from an historical point of view, is that people
> might refer to this out of date ABI spec and actually use it.
>> We can certainly entertain a requests that future LSB
>> specifications reference a newer version of the x86_64 ABI.
> This would seem sensible.

and while there's an audience, what's the current version
and the right link to pull it from?  I'll generate a bugreport
to make this adjustment for LSB 4, which is in production.

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