Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:41:18 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: More MIPS stat.h breakage...? On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 04:40:06AM -0700, Isaac Dunham wrote: > I seem to remember some comment about trying to work on kernels that predate > stat64(). __stat_fixup would be a logical way to handle that, should that > still be intended. The idea of __stat_fixup is that it would patch a broken struct layout after a successful stat-family call, not make a new syscall. For a new syscall it would have to be separate workaround code in each variant (stat, lstat, fstat, fstatat) to do the appropriate workaround for each. This is a completely different scope. > The most precise information I can find is that stat64() dates to 2.4.18; > I'm not sure about the accuracy of that. > > But I don't have a strong opinion; I just noticed a similarity to an idea > that was mentioned some time back. > Also, I'm not aware of any reasons 2.4.1x might be a major target > for musl. ;-) I don't think there's any viable way to support kernels that old even partially without backporting some essential features. Rich
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