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[Bug libc/18472] Obsolete syscall wrappers should be compat symbols

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commit eed3e1eb79bcfa9b52609fd875fa2d522e2d6bce
Author: Joseph Myers <>
Date:   Mon Dec 14 22:52:15 2015 +0000

    Make obsolete syscall wrappers into compat symbols (bug 18472).

    Various Linux kernel syscalls have become obsolete over time.
    Specifically, the following are obsolete in all kernel versions
    supported by glibc, are not present for architectures more recently
    added to the kernel, and as such, the wrapper functions for them
    should be compat symbols, not in static libc and not available for new
    links with shared libc.

    * bdflush: in Linux 2.6, does nothing if present.

    * create_module get_kernel_syms query_module: Linux 2.4 module
      interface, syscalls not present in Linux 2.6.

    * uselib: part of the mechanism for loading a.out shared libraries,
      irrelevant with ELF.

    This patch adds support for syscalls.list to list syscall aliases of
    the form NAME@VERSION:OBSOLETED, with SHLIB_COMPAT conditionals being
    generated for such aliases.  Those five syscalls are then made into
    compat symbols (obsoleted in glibc 2.23, so future ports won't have
    these symbols at all), with the header <sys/kdaemon.h> declaring
    bdflush being removed.  When we move to 3.2 as minimum kernel version,
    the same can be done for nfsservctl (removed in Linux 3.1) as well.

    Tested for x86_64 and x86 (testsuite, as well as checking that the
    symbols in question indeed become compat symbols, that they are indeed
    omitted from static libc, and that the generated SHLIB_COMPAT
    conditionals look right).

        [BZ #18472]
        * sysdeps/unix/Makefile ($(objpfx)stub-syscalls.c): Handle entries
        for the form NAME@VERSION:OBSOLETED and generate SHLIB_COMPAT
        conditionals for them.
        * sysdeps/unix/ (emit_weak_aliases): Likewise.
        * sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/sys/kdaemon.h: Remove file.
        * sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/Makefile (sysdep_headers): Remove
        * sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/syscalls.list (bdflush): Make into
        compat-only syscall, obsoleted in glibc 2.23.
        (create_module): Likewise.
        (get_kernel_syms): Likewise.
        (query_module): Likewise.
        (uselib): Likewise.
        * manual/sysinfo.texi (System Parameters): Do not mention bdflush.


Summary of changes:
 ChangeLog                             |   18 ++++++++++++++++++
 NEWS                                  |    7 +++++++
 manual/sysinfo.texi                   |    2 --
 sysdeps/unix/Makefile                 |   14 +++++++++++++-
 sysdeps/unix/         |   21 ++++++++++++++-------
 sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/Makefile      |    2 +-
 sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/sys/kdaemon.h |   32 --------------------------------
 sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/syscalls.list |   10 +++++-----
 8 files changed, 58 insertions(+), 48 deletions(-)
 delete mode 100644 sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/sys/kdaemon.h

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