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Re: Official Linux system wrapper library?

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.)

Joseph S. Myers

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