You are correct -- we now add a .note.GNU-stack to the assembly file
if the assembler supports it, so that patch should no longer be needed.
On Aug 18, 2007, at 9:03 AM, Manuel Prinz wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> in the Debian package of OpenMPI there has been a patch  for some
> time which I think is obsolete. I did some reading on that topic
> but I'm
> not very familiar with assembler, so I'm asking you here.
> As far as I can see, removing the patch doesn't change the binaries
> much. Neither scanelf nor readelf show something I'd consider as
> suspicious. I think that the .note.GNU-stack instruction is added
> to the
> assembler files by generate-asm.pl, so everything's set properly.
> But as I said, I'm not very familiar with the matter and it would be
> great to get a statement on that issue from you. (We could drop a
> large patch along with this one, if it's obsolete.) Thanks in advance!
> Best regards
> 1. http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-openmpi/openmpi/trunk/debian/
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