Re: [PATCH v5 8/9] x86-64: Emulate legacy vsyscalls

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Mon Jun 06 2011 - 10:07:37 EST

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 8:56 PM, <pageexec@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> it's *irrelevant*. this change you propose would go into future kernels,
> it would not affect existing ones, obviously. therefore anyone possibly
> affected would have to update his kernel first at which point they have
> no excuse to not update their libc of whatever flavour as well.


Heard about that thing called "backwards compatibility"?

We *require* that those "future kernels" run the old unmodified binaries.

Yeah, I know you don't have that requirement, but anything that
actually wants to be considered *relevant* and actually merged into a
mainline kernel does have that requirement. So your argument is utter
crap, ignorant, and stupid.

No, we don't update any libraries for a kernel upgrade. Ever. End of story.

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