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Re: New glibc with NPTL in experimental

On Sun, Oct 05, 2003 at 09:49:17AM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 11:21:21PM -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > I've just placed a new glibc package for experimental in incoming. 
> > libc6-i686 is new, so it may be a few days before it shows up in the
> > archive.  These packages should be considered _extremely experimental_, as
> > neither the NPTL libraries (requires 2.6.0; I don't think it will behave
> > right if you have 2.6.0 on an i386; that's on the TODO list to fall back to
> > LinuxThreads) nor the i686 optimized libraries (requires 2.4.18; will
> > misbehave on non-cmov processors) have been well tested.  Do not build and
> > upload packages against them.  Some intelligence, please :)
> I gather NPTL is (yet-another) threading library in 2.6.0?
> Do programs need to be modified / recompiled in anyway?

Hopefully, no, except for programs which work around or assume the
non-POSIX deficiencies of LinuxThreads.  For instance, getpid() is no
longer different between threads.  Signal handling has also changed

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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