what is the purpose of "--enable-kernel" in configuring glibc?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday@mindspring.com
Sat Dec 17 23:31:00 GMT 2005

  just out of curiosity, i modified the standard build script and, in the 
glibc configure stage, i changed "--enable-kernel=2.4.3" to 2.6.0, and
bad things happened when i was trying to build for linuxthreads.

  what is the purpose of that option, and should i be able to change
it to 2.6.0?


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