[klibc] klibc and what's the next step?

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Jul 11 10:23:44 PDT 2006

Olaf Hering wrote:
>  On Tue, Jul 11, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>> Two are IMO fairly plain:
>> * Makes sure you can boot the kernel you just built.
> There is always some sort of prereq when new features get added.
> Documentation/Changes has a long list. Some setup need more updates,
> some need fewer updates. No idea what your experience is.
> Old klibc was trivial to build (modulo that kernel header mess), and I
> expect that kinit handles old kernels.

"Old klibc" still exists and is the same code out of the same source tree.

>> * Makes it easier to move stuff between kernel and userspace.
> What do you have in mind here?
> Once prepare_namespace is gone, there is no userspace code left.

Things that have been bandied about, for example:

	- suspend/resume
	- partition discovery

I'm sure there is more.


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