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Re: LSB status of sarge?

On Wed, 2004-09-29 at 10:23, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Jeff Licquia <licquia@progeny.com> [2004-08-19 11:09]:
> >  - glibc's glob() and globfree() implementation has a double-free
> > problem, which causes one LSB test to hang.  See bug 264884.  Note that
> > this will likely affect LSB 1.x certification as well.
> A new libc which should fix this has been uploaded to unstable a few
> days ago.  Can someone please run the test suite again with the new
> libc?

If this is my patch (and I'm pretty sure it is, based on correspondence
with gotom), it should pass.

> The NTPL problem pointed out by Roger So didn't get fixed.  According
> to gotom "that patch seems incomplete and I worry about ABI breakage".
> I don't know what to do about that...

I have it on good authority that the patch in the BTS is not
sufficient.  In particular, the problem seems to be that NPTL does not
implement some pthread flags it should.

The solution, I'm told, is to update to NPTL 0.61, which is evidently
difficult without upgrading to the most recent glibc.  I have it on my
task list to work on this problem, but I don't know what the timeframe
will be.

FWIW, the NPTL problem should only affect LSB 2.x certification.

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