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Re: [PATCH] <bits/syscall.h>: Use an arch-independent system call list on Linux
- From: Andreas Schwab <schwab at suse dot de>
- To: Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat dot com>
- Cc: GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2017 10:00:08 +0200
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] <bits/syscall.h>: Use an arch-independent system call list on Linux
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On Apr 05 2017, Florian Weimer <email@example.com> wrote:
> Downstream, we have the problem that we need to deliver our glibc packages
> before the kernel team finishes backporting system calls. This means that
> the final glibc build before a release does not contain all the SYS_*
> macros supported by the kernel headers.
Why can't you just patch the kernel headers package? With the uapi
separation the kernel headers are pretty much independent of the kernel.
Andreas Schwab, SUSE Labs, firstname.lastname@example.org
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