libc bump subproject

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Thu Apr 7 12:48:15 PDT 2005

On Thu, Apr 07, 2005 at 12:20:41PM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>     * Bump ino_t (and thus stat.st_ino and dirent.d_fileno and others)
>       to 64 bits.  This has been needed for a very long time.  (If I
>       thought I could get away with making it 128 bits I would).
>     * Bump nlink_t (and thus stat.st_nlink) to 32 bits.
>     * Bump stat.st_gen to 64 bits.  This has also been needed for a very
>       long time.

I was going to check the whole list and clean some other interfaces too.

>     But even more to the point, remember way back a year or so ago I was
>     talking about creating a system call compatibility layer in userland?
>     One that is mapped by the system but which runs in userland and replaces
>     the current in-libc system call generator?

Sure do I rembmer that :) That's why I bring the message based syscall
interface in. It makes the whole thing a lot easier.

I also want to work on symbol versioning for rtld, but that needs time.


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