Bug#556631: KSM support
On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 09:11:33AM +0000, Guido Trotter wrote:
> Package: libc6-dev
> Version: 2.10.1-7
> Severity: wishlist
> Tags: patch
> It would be nice if we could ship a glibc with KSM support, which is
> very useful for people running virtualization environments. I proposed a
> patch at:
> But at:
> I was told to wait for upstream GNU glibc support, for a routine merge.
That's actually the reverse. You should submit the patch to upstream GNU
libc, so that it is merged later in EGLIBC.
> KSM will be present in the 2.6.32 kernel, which is going to be released
> soon. It might be nice if Debian could include this patch earlier, since
> for us eglibc is the default libc, so that as soon as that kernel is out
> and the kvm/qemu people package a version with KSM support, the
> compilers will pick up the flag and KSM will work in unstable/squeeze.
> (qemu/kvm code has an #ifdef which means that they will be compiled
> without kvm if glibc doesn't have the flag)
Given it changes the API, I would prefer to see it accepted upstream
Aurelien Jarno GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73