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Re: glibc 2.23 --- Hard freeze starting
- From: Adhemerval Zanella <adhemerval dot zanella at linaro dot org>
- To: Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat dot com>
- Cc: Joseph Myers <joseph at codesourcery dot com>, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs dot ucla dot edu>, Carlos O'Donell <carlos at redhat dot com>, GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:16:23 -0200
- Subject: Re: glibc 2.23 --- Hard freeze starting
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On 20-01-2016 10:58, Florian Weimer wrote:
> On 01/20/2016 01:51 PM, Adhemerval Zanella wrote:
>> Right, so then we need to enforce a policy of what is feasible to set as
>> release blocker and what should be moved to the next one. As you said,
>> architecture-independent ABI should not be a blocker, so the patches for
>> 'Fix ABI for external copies of string function inlines on AArch64'
>> should be delay to 2.24.
> I'm not sure that this follows from the discussion regarding
> strlcpy/strlcat (which was about an enhancement, not a bugfix). The
> description here
> suggests very much that this is a genuine blocker bug because we would
> otherwise ship with an incorrect ABI on aarch64.
Yes, but we also have the option (which I prefer to avoid) to revert the
patch and work on a better solution in next release.
So I am open to suggestion on how to handle possible ABI break issues
near the release date. Should we just revert the patch or should block
the release until a ABI fix is reviewed?