Re: new libc release

David Mosberger-Tang (
Fri, 10 Nov 1995 11:23:39 -0700

>>>>> On Fri, 10 Nov 1995 11:29:52 +0200, Linus Torvalds <Linus.Torvalds@cs.Helsinki.FI> said:

Linus> Thanks, I re-compiled "perl" with the new library, and
Linus> noticed that "nice()" tries to use "__setpriority()", which
Linus> doesn't exist. I've added a __setpriority() dummy that does
Linus> a simple setpriority() to make it work, but that was a
Linus> cludge..

Argh, there is always one more symbol, isn't there? Well, to avoid
this kind of errors in the future I wrote a small checker script to
find stuff that can't be resolved within a set of libraries. There
was another error in libc (an obscure one though) and two or three in
libm. They should all be fixed in the version that's currently being
uploaded. The final sizes should be:

2806608 inc-and-libs.0.35.6davidm.tar.gz
1990598 libc-linux-0.35.6davidm.tar.gz

Sorry about yet another libc release within such short time. Please
bear with me and try out the new version---it's the only way to find
the bugs you might run into...