GNU Cauldron 2014
glibc BoF proposal
The GNU C Library is used as the C library in the GNU systems and most systems with the Linux kernel. The library is primarily designed to be a portable and high performance C library.It follows all relevant standards including ISO C11 and POSIX.1-2008. It is also internationalized and has one of the most complete internationalization interfaces known.
This BOF aims to bring together developers of other components that have dependencies on glibc and glibc developers to talk about the following topics:
Planning for glibc 2.21 and what work needs to be done between the August -> January 2015 timeframe.
- The sysdeps sorting issues.
- The abilist issue (raised recently when IBM wanted to add ppc64le support).
- Testing in chroots.
- Status of microbenchmarks?
- Status of alternate libm implementations.
- Planning work against gcc requirements.
Vector ABI support and vectorized math functions (requested by Melik-Adamyan, Areg <firstname.lastname@example.org>).
- Tuning the C library?
- Status of review of existing usage of env vars.
- Status of work to bring together tunnables internally.
- POSIX conformance
- Cancellation discussions.
- IPv4 and IPv6
- Next steps to solve more getaddrinfo problems.
- Malloc status and improvements
- Current status, performance issues and future direction.
glibc BoF minutes
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