HEADS-UP: starting to commit linuxolator (SoC 2006) changes...

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at optushome.com.au
Wed Aug 16 09:06:58 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-Aug-16 00:23:28 +0200, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
>For the curious ones: the code is "activated" by changing osrelease,
>because the glibc behaves differently depending on the osrelease. It
>makes different syscalls based upon the linux kernel version. So if
>there's a program which tries if a syscall does not return ENOSYS
>instead of checking the osrelease, it may fail. If you are aware of
>such a program, please tell us about it.

I don't think this was mentioned before.  IMHO, this is worth
mentioning in the linuxolator documentation because it's not
immediately obvious and it's likely to bite someone in a non-
obvious way.

Peter Jeremy
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