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From: Anthony Green <>
To: libffi-discuss <>
Subject: Fwd: Announcing libffi 3.4.2
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2021 17:17:18 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

I release 3.4.2 yesterday!  Thanks to everyone who contributed!

To be honest, with the CI infrastructure falling apart in the last few
weeks, I'm guessing we may need to make fast-following 3.4.x releases,
but we'll see.  Job number one is really moving as much CI to github
actions as quickly as possible.

I know that various Linux distro build systems are very active right
now, and I'm hopeful that we'll see this in wide usage very soon.

Thanks again,


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Anthony Green <>
Date: Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 5:10 PM
Subject: Announcing libffi 3.4.2
To: <>

I'm very pleased to announce the release of libffi version 3.4.2, which
you are free to download here:

Here are some of the highlights of this release:

    3.4.2 Jun-28-21
        Add static trampoline support for Linux on x86_64 and ARM64.
        Add support for Alibaba's CSKY architecture.
        Add support for Kalray's KVX architecture.
        Add support for Intel Control-flow Enforcement Technology (CET).
        Add support for ARM Pointer Authentication (PA).
        Fix 32-bit PPC regression.
        Fix MIPS soft-float problem.
        Enable tmpdir override with the $LIBFFI_TMPDIR environment variable.
        Enable compatibility with MSVC runtime stack checking.
        Reject float and small integer argument in ffi_prep_cif_var().
          Callers must promote these types themselves.

Of particular note is Madhavan Venkataraman's static trampoline work,
as it can eliminate
the need for writeable/executable memory under certain conditions.

As usual, many thanks to all of the contributors!

Check out the following links for more details:

Have fun!

Anthony Green

       reply	other threads:[~2021-06-29 21:17 UTC|newest]

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2021-06-29 21:17 ` Anthony Green [this message]
2021-07-01 10:01   ` Matthias Klose
2021-07-02 12:25     ` Anthony Green

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