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Re: Official Linux system wrapper library?

On 11/12/18 11:43 AM, Joseph Myers wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Nov 2018, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> People may have disappeared from glibc development who have objected to
>> gettid.  I thought this was the case with strlcpy/strlcat, but it was
>> not.
> Well, I know of two main people who were objecting to the notion of adding 
> bindings for all non-obsolescent syscalls, Linux-specific if not suitable 
> for adding to the OS-independent GNU API, and neither seems to have posted 
> in the past year.
>> At present, it takes one semi-active glibc contributor to block addition
>> of a system call.  The process to override a sustained objection has
>> never been used successfully, and it is a lot of work to get it even
>> started.
> We don't have such a process.  (I've suggested, e.g. in conversation with 
> Carlos at the Cauldron, that we should have something involving a 
> supermajority vote of the GNU maintainers for glibc in cases where we're 
> unable to reach a consensus in the community as a whole.)
... and I need a good excuse to propose such a process :-)


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