Re: older kernels + new glibc?

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Mon Mar 29 2004 - 16:39:54 EST

On Mon, Mar 29, 2004 at 01:34:23PM -0800, Lev Lvovsky wrote:
> On Mar 29, 2004, at 1:28 PM, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> >>perfect - where does this variable get set? sorry for what now seems
> >>like OT glibc stuff.
> >
> >it's passed to glibc ./configure at build time; if you have an rpm
> >based
> >distro you'll see it in the specfile of the src.rpm
> ok, so this presents a bit of a problem in that case (assuming I'm
> understanding you) - I'm working backwards in this respect, as I'm
> using the "new" version of glibc, and an older version of the kernel
> than the one that glibc was told to remain compatible with - the
> important question, is does this order of operations (possibly) break
> things, or does the fact that I compiled the kernel on this new version
> of glibc remove any issues.

glibc will just plain refuse to operate (correctly). glibc makes assumptions
about not needing workarounds for older kernels if you tell it it can assume
a newer kernel...

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