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Bug#325600: closed by Aurelien Jarno <aurelien@aurel32.net> (Closing bugs fixed in unreleased version 2.4-1 of the glibc)



> Tom Evans a écrit :
> > When will this version be moved into stable/Etch?
> 
> This version (or a later one) will move to stable for Lenny, but will
> never move to Etch, as it is now a released version.

Somewhere in the past there was a very simple patch (look for "not_cancel")
that worked for the 2.3 release of the glibc (Tom wrote that):

"If I simply change (in linuxthreads/sysdep/unix/sysv/linux/not-cancel.h) 
from:

# define waitpid_not_cancel(pid, stat_loc, options) \
  INLINE_SYSCALL (osf_wait4, 4, pid, stat_loc, options, NULL)

to:

# define waitpid_not_cancel(pid, stat_loc, options) \
  wait4( pid, stat_loc, options, NULL )

all is well - I understand the performance benefits of the inlining,
but since x86 is NPTL anyway, perhaps this is an okay solution?

I'm guessing that there is an Alpha-related optimizer bug perhaps?
Or that the inline_syscall4 in sysdep/unix/alpha/sysdep.h is somehow
broken?"

Why was this patch never included for stable?




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