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Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:49:58 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: musl 0.9.8 released

Release announcement for musl 0.9.8:

    New PowerPC port and major bug fixes and improvements for the MIPS
    port. Coverage for more optional parts of POSIX including the
    thread priority scheduling option and stubs for unsupported
    functionality. Dynamic linker dl_iterate_phdr support. Various
    minor bugs and strict conformance issues have also been fixed and
    application compatibility improved.

As a post-release agenda, I'd like to first address things that have
been in demand lately:

- Proper MIPS softfloat support
- x32 port
- ether.h interfaces
- %m modifier for scanf
- Affinity/cpuset stuff

And I have a few agenda items of my own:

- Self-synchronized destruction of FILE streams (same issue all
  synchronization objects have had with self-synchronized
  destruction -- unlocking thread may not access memory after the
  destroying thread already got the lock).
- Making stdio functions cancellable while waiting for locks.
- Getting strace & gdb working properly with minimal patching.

That's about it..hopefully the next release cycle won't take so long.


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