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Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:59:31 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: termios ugliness

On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 05:34:49PM +0100, John Spencer wrote:
> On 11/16/2012 04:52 AM, Rich Felker wrote:
> >Since it's a decision we can't really change later without breaking
> >ABI, though, I'd like to ask the community: does anybody have a strong
> >feeling about whether we should use the kernel termios structure
> >directly or do like glibc and use an arch-generic userspace termios
> >structure and code to convert to/from the kernel version?
> i think that it's not worthwile to support glibc abi compatibility
> on that platform, if that means that we have to bloat the code
> and/or use hacks to achieve it.
> +1 for the straight approach.

Note that even the GNU folks did not care about ABI compatibility on
ppc. They changed long double from ld64 to ld128 and broke everything.
Since we're going to be using the ld64 variant anyway which is already
incompatible with current glibc, I see little point in aiming for
glibc compat on ppc.


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