[klibc] [ANNOUNCE] klibc 2.0.13

Ben Hutchings ben at decadent.org.uk
Thu Jul 27 18:00:40 PDT 2023

I have released version 2.0.13.  This is available in the git
repository at:


and as a tarball at:


New features:
- The statx() and clock_{gettime,settime,nanosleep}() system calls are
- time_t is 64-bit on all architectures.
- The LoongArch64 architecture is supported.
- kinit supports kernel parameter root=PARTLABEL=...

Bug fixes:
- select() with a NULL timeout works correctly when select() is a
  wrapper function.
- ipconfig no longer busy-polls in certain conditions.
- It's possible to build for MIPS64 R6 with newer gcc versions.
- The command aliases of gzip and halt are installed as links instead
  of copies.

Other changes:
- All architectures use the RT signals API (i386, m68k, and s390(x)
  previously did not).
- The address layout for arm and riscv64 has been changed to work
  around a QEMU bug.
- ipconfig retries failed sends after 1 second instead of 10 seconds.

A git shortlog of changes since version 2.0.12 follows.


Ben Hutchings (20):
      [klibc] 2.0.12 released, next version is 2.0.13
      [klibc] m68k,s390,x86: signal: Stop using broken <asm/signal.h>
      [klibc] i386,m68k,s390: signal: Switch to RT signal API
      [klibc] signal: Make RT signals mandatory
      [klibc] resource: Avoid using <linux/resource.h>
      [klibc] stat: Make all stat calls wrappers for statx()
      [klibc] utimes: Make all utimes calls wrappers for utimensat()
      [klibc] select: Remove support for pselect7() syscall
      [klibc] select: Fix handling of NULL timeout when wrapping pselect()
      [klibc] select: Make all select calls wrappers for pselect6()
      [klibc] time: Use clock_* system calls for time-of-day and sleep
      [klibc] time: Use 64-bit time types on all architectures
      Merge branch 'time64'
      [klibc] ipconfig: Do not poll sockets we don't intend to read from
      [klibc] ipconfig: Handle error events from poll
      [klibc] ipconfig: Retry failed send after 1 second
      [klibc] mips64: Compatibility with R6 compact branches
      [klibc] arm: Move shared library below executables
      [klibc] riscv64: Move shared library below executables
      [klibc] Install command links as appropriate
Feiyang Chen (1):
      [klibc] Add LoongArch64 port
Rob Vandermeulen (1):
      [klibc] kinit: Support specifying root with PARTLABEL

Ben Hutchings
Design a system any fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it.

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