HEADS-UP: Planning on deprecating libc_r for 6.0
keramida at freebsd.org
Wed Apr 13 07:42:08 PDT 2005
On 2005-04-13 07:36, Scott Long <scottl at samsco.org> wrote:
> Now that we've had working KSE for 2 years, I'm planning to declare that
> libc_r will be deprecated in 6.0 [...]
> One question that has come up is how to warn the user at runtime about
> this deprecation. Should the dynamic linker print a message to stderr
> when it gets a request to load libc_r? Should it go to the console
> and/or syslog instead? Should there be a way to disable these messages
> so as not to break wrapper programs that might be confused by the
> output? Should we even bother at all with runtime warnings?
How about modifying the dynamic linker to print a warning to stderr,
much like mktemp(3), but let the user disable it by setting an
environment variable, like LD_WARN_LIBC_R_DISABLE or similar?
More information about the freebsd-arch