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Re: Why is libc updated every time there's an update to the kernel


On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 08:33:37AM -0300, Marcelo Lacerda wrote:
> I know that the kernel and libc are deeply integrated

On the contrary, libc merely states a minimal supported kernel version,
and you're free to use more-or-less recent kernel with it.
You'll miss all new system calls, but that's all that you should miss.

> but I imagine that a
> security update to it doesn't actually change anything to libc source code,
> so why do the two of them always upgrade together?

Today's stable kernel update brought a patched kernel and a 'perf' tool.
That's it, no libc upgrade.


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