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

Dan Kegel daniel.r.kegel@gmail.com
Sat Dec 17 23:35:00 GMT 2005

On 12/17/05, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday@mindspring.com> wrote:
>   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?

R, as they say, TFM:

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