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Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 23:21:20 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Remaining agenda for 0.9.8

On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 08:55:00PM -0500, Rich Felker wrote:
> PowerPC port issues:
> - adding dynamic linking support
> - resolving which definition of long double we'll use/support


> - checking for remaining omissions/bugs/etc.

Possibly some issues with clone failing to report errors; still
looking into this. Otherwise, I'm not aware of any _known_ problems
left with the powerpc port.

> Improving app compat:
> - integrating sys/mtio.h
> - integrating sys/io.h port io stuff


> - exposing sigreturn stuff needed by libunwind (?)

I spent some time looking into what's needed for libunwind to work,
and it seems a good bit more ucontext-level stuff is needed before
there's any hope of using it. So the lack of exposed sigreturn is a
relatively small problem.

> In addition, there are a few things still pending that probably won't
> make it into this release cycle, but I'd like to keep them in mind
> anyway:
> - priority inheritance mutexes

I added stubs for most or all of the related interfaces, I think.
Actual implementations will come later.

> - named subarch support (armeb, arm-hardfloat, mips-softfloat, etc.)
> - math_errhandling for archs without fenv
> - major documentation improvement

These will all have to wait, I think.


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