New malloc breaks old libpthread

Daniel Eischen deischen at
Mon Jan 16 21:55:11 PST 2006

On Mon, 16 Jan 2006, Doug White wrote:

> Got this trying to run an old Xorg binary on a -CURRENT machine I don't
> update very frequently:
> /libexec/ /usr/lib/ Undefined symbol "__malloc_lock"
> The was from June 2005, prior to the libpthread version
> bump. Unfortunately this means that RELENG_6 compatibility is broken in
> -HEAD since the new is not compatible with libraries built
> against it prior to the merge date of the new user malloc.

Don't do that.  We don't guarantee -current libraries built on
(vastly) different dates will run nicely together.

> I guess its time libc's version number.  We haven't yet for post-RELENG_6,
> and this it the usual case calling for the bump.

No.  There's no need -- this is -current, and we have symbol versioning
now anyways.

> /me breaks out the paintbrushes, smocks, and dropcloths


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