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Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2013 17:45:48 +0400
From: Vasily Kulikov <>
Subject: Re: Initial draft of musl documentation/manual

On Sun, Sep 01, 2013 at 00:41 -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> ### Filesystem Layout Dependencies
> musl aims to avoid imposing filesystem policy; however, the following
> minimal set of filesystems dependencies must be met in order for
> programs using musl to function correctly:
> * `/dev/null` - required by POSIX
> * `/tmp` - required by POSIX to exist as a directory, and used by
> various temporary file creation functions.
> * `/dev/shm` - must be a directory, and should have permissions 01777.
> If absent, POSIX shared memory and named semaphore interfaces will
> fail; programs not using these features will be unaffected.

If you name such files which are important in case of specific API usage
and are not needed if this API is not used, why not enumerate other
files like:


Or, even better, compile two lists.  The first is a list of files which
are needed for sure to be able just to start executable compiled against
musl, and a list of should-have files which are needed for several
non-critical APIs like POSIX shared memory stuff.


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