[klibc] klibc and what's the next step?
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Tue Jul 11 11:03:01 PDT 2006
Olaf Hering wrote:
> 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.
One more thing on this subject... "modulo that kernel header mess" is
just as much a reflection of the fact that the Linux ABI really isn't
particularly stable. glibc contains a huge amount of code to deal with
different kernel versions. klibc will not be doing this; in general old
klibcs should continue to work (but may not compile against a newer
kernel), but a newer klibc may not work on an older kernel.
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