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Re: NPTL support for the kernel

To: David Daney <>
Subject: Re: NPTL support for the kernel
From: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 22:21:58 -0500
Cc: Kumba <>,
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On Mon, Mar 21, 2005 at 05:41:51PM -0800, David Daney wrote:
> Kumba wrote:
> >Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>Ping?
> >>
> >
> >Doesn't this need the glibc side of things to be effective?, or is it 
> >testable  w/o that component?

It is testable independently.  Also, I posted the glibc bits last week.

> I think the main point is that it should not break existing code.

Of course.  It doesn't.  The only thing it could possibly break would
be four-argument clone (it's supposed to be five argument, and the
missing argument conventionally goes in the middle... oops).  But
I strongly believe nothing is yet using the four-argument form so I
synced MIPS with the rest of the world.

> We need NPTL support in all three of GCC, Linux kernel and glibc before 
> it can be tested.  If it doesn't break existing code, I think it should 
> go in the kernel so that we have something on which to test gcc and glibc.

GCC support was committed two weeks ago, BTW.

Daniel Jacobowitz
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