[oe] Kernel Headers Quality Issue (was: linux vs. linux-libc-headers?)
tom_rini at mentor.com
Mon May 10 18:55:50 CEST 2010
On Mon, 2010-05-10 at 16:53 +0200, Thilo Fromm wrote:
> Hello Guys,
> this is a somewhat cumulated response - I'd like to address some of the
> things mentioned at different points in the discussion in one place.
> Please forgive me should I misquote things.
> Graeme Gregory in <20100505094242.GF2444 at xora-desktop.xora.org.uk>:
> [Steffen Sledz]
> > > It seem's not to be possible to use DEFAULT_PREFERENCE_hipox in the
> > > linux-libc-headers recipes. So what's the right way to handle this?
> > > Something like PREFERRED_VERSION_linux-libc-headers_hipox = "2.6.24"
> > > in angstrom-2008.1.conf?
> [Graeme Gregory]
> > I thought glibc was supposed to gracefully fall back on missing
> > syscalls?
> Glibc is compiled against 2.6.31 headers, which is one of our main
> issues here. It only ever *runs* with a 2.6.24 kernel on the target
> system, though. So it cannot know about missing syscalls until runtime.
So, I think some of the confusion here stems from confusion about (and I
don't know the right answer off-hand) how glibc handles the
Tom Rini <tom_rini at mentor.com>
Mentor Graphics Corporation
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