Linux & Maple
tijl at ulyssis.org
Wed Oct 11 03:36:15 PDT 2006
On Tuesday 10 October 2006 22:50, Divacky Roman wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 01:07:21PM +0200, Tijl Coosemans wrote:
> > On Tuesday 10 October 2006 10:35, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> > > Now, the interesting question is: what kernel API changed between
> > > 2.4.2 and 2.4.20, and do we support it?
> > I think the answer to that is no. The changes appear to be threading
> > related. I'm guessing here, but I wouldn't be surprised if 2.4.20
> > introduced NPTL support.
> I dont think such a big change as NPTL is introduced in the middle of
> stable branch. not even in linux ;)
I just did a quick google search and it turns out that Redhat
backported TLS and futexes from 2.5 to 2.4. So where an NPTL build of
glibc and other libs would normally require kernel ABI version 2.6.0,
version 2.4.20 is sufficient.
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