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Fwd: glibc and unexec
- From: Mark Brown <ms_brown at sbcglobal dot net>
- To: libc-alpha at sourceware dot org
- Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 17:20:08 -0600
- Subject: Fwd: glibc and unexec
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Just got this from RMS....
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Subject: glibc and unexec
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:05:59 -0500
From: Richard Stallman <email@example.com>
I was taken aback by this message to emacs-devel:
Florian Weimer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
this is a heads-up that glibc malloc will likely remove support code for
the Emacs unexec mechanism during the coming year.
This only affects the glibc API, so Emacs is unlikely to compile from
source until you remove the undump mechanism.
When you consider making a change that will break other GNU packages
in a way that is hard to fix, you must not decide unilaterally. All
the more so, when the package is as important as Emacs. We need
package maintainers to cooperate.
Please have a discussion with the Emacs developers and decide together
which course of action is best for the GNU system, and what time scale
for that action fits the release schedules best.
Please ack. Then I will send mail to you and John Wiegley to get that
If you and he agree to follow the plan you have in mind, it probably
requires making a new release of Emacs 24, and perhaps some older
Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (gnu.org, fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (internethalloffame.org)
Skype: No way! See stallman.org/skype.html.