libc bump subproject

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Fri Apr 8 00:17:21 PDT 2005

On Thu, Apr 07, 2005 at 02:17:41PM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>     The great thing about the compatibility layer idea is that we can
>     automate the generation of the version A <-> B handling code, and
>     the optimal 'the versions are the same' case degenerates down into
>     a direct system call.  GCC can't break structures down into
>     program-accessible data structures (not without a lot of fuss, anyway),
>     but DICE's C parser can and that means we can automate the generation
>     of the code which does copies between two different versions of the
>     same structure.  

If all that has to be done would be that easy :) You can do most of that
already with preprocessor magic, but the real problems are semantic
differences, size changes and more.

Consider a library accessing struct stat linked against a newer libc.
With symbol versioning we can handle that, as long as the library doesn't
export stat itself. That's one of the things I'm currently thinking about.


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