[klibc] The future of klibc in the kernel

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Oct 3 14:02:54 PDT 2006

Well, as of right now, both Linus and Andrew have rejected klibc in the 
kernel based on "it doesn't add anything new" (Linus) and "lack of 
interest" (Andrew).  It seems that there is little hope of getting it 
into the kernel any time soon, unless there is additional features, 
and/or people start actively asking for it.

I would appreciate hearing suggestions.  The suggestions so far include:

- nbd boot in kinit
- Mount by label support
- nfsroot over IPv6 (easy in klibc, but it requires the kernel to
   support NFS over IPv6, which it currently doesn't.)


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