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

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Jul 11 10:46:54 PDT 2006

Olaf Hering wrote:
>  On Tue, Jul 11, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> "Old klibc" still exists and is the same code out of the same source tree.
> I meant more the "easy to build" part.
>>>> * 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.
> Do you plan to share source files betweek kernel and kinit? Or how is it
> harder for external kinit to handle that?

It's a deployment problem, arguably especially for people who 
cross-compile.  You have two major pieces of code (kernel and klibc) 
which have to be changed at the same time, with different maintainers 
and reviewers.


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