Porting to Minix 3

Patrick patrick@spellingbeewinnars.org
Tue Mar 21 22:59:00 GMT 2017

On 03/20/2017 10:36 AM, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 9:48 AM, Florian Weimer <fweimer@redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 03/20/2017 02:40 PM, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
>>> On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 8:13 AM, Florian Weimer <fweimer@redhat.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On 03/18/2017 03:13 AM, Patrick wrote:
>>>>> Could anyone tell me what I should do next? Is it hard to create a patch
>>>>> for this?
>>>> It is very hard.  We no longer have a working non-Linux port of glibc.
>>>> All
>>>> non-Linux ports (Hurd, FreeBSD, NaCl, maybe there are more) are either
>>>> out-of-tree or impossibly difficult to compile.
>>> My theory is that this is a reflection of the interest and resources
>>> available to the porters rather than anything inherent in the
>>> complexity or drastic differences between the OSs.
>> I meant that today, there is only Linux as a port which sees regular
>> compile-time testing at least.  We can't really write generic code which
>> supports non-Linux platforms if there isn't a single non-Linux platform
>> which we can compile as a target.  We try to catch potential issues during
>> code review, but that's not always going to prevent Linux-isms from seeping
>> in.
>> This means that ironing out all the hidden Linux-isms in the code base is a
>> lot of work.
> That is very true. We really need a complete GNU/Linux-hosted
> toolchain to do cross-compile tests with the
> scripts/build-many-glibcs.py test script.
> Cheers,
> Carlos.
Hi Everyone

It's too bad that I am not going to be able to do this but thanks very 
much for taking the time to post-Patrick

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