Re: Bug#260222: ITP: libmqueue -- POSIX message queues library for Linux
On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 07:05:35PM +0900, GOTO Masanori wrote:
> At Fri, 23 Jul 2004 10:45:52 +0200,
> Mattia Dongili wrote:
> > [Cc-ing d-devel and d-glibc to try to have full opinions]
> > On Thu, Jul 22, 2004 at 08:48:36PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > > > This library has been included in glibc 2.3.4 (04/08/2004 in changelog)
> > > > and will no more actively maintaind by upstream as a separate library.
> > > > I'd like to package libmqueue before sarge to allow sarge users use this
> > > > feature (also, Debian's 2.6 kernel come with CONFIG_POSIX_MQUEUE=y).
> > > > The topic has been breifly discussed on -glibc but I'd like to also
> > > > hear -devel opinions on how much mess could the inclusion of such
> > > > library cause, since as soon as sarge is released a glibc upgrade will
> > > > happen and I'll have to maintain an almost dead library for sarge only.
> > > > If the inclusion into main is not worth the efffort I can still provide
> > > > the library through other means (eg: mentors.debian.net)
> > >
> > > I think it's a bad idea to have debian be different from any distro.
> I don't understand why you think it's bad idea. Until glibc included
> mqueue, it was existed as separated library. AFAIK, there is no
> application that use mqueue library in main. This means user links
> mqueue library with his application with his hand.
> BTW, Enabling mqueue facility needs kernel support; it's good idea to
> support that sysvinit mount mqueue for conforming to the POSIX
> compliance if it's available like tmpfs + POSIX shared memory, in the
Right, AFAIK sarge installer boots with a 2.4 by default so the common
situation is that POSIX_MQUEUE is not available, thus, and for the
reasons expressed by Gotosan, I think patching debian glibc is not an