[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:
- partition discovery
I'm sure there is more.
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