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Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:02:49 +0100
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Cc:, enh <>
Subject: Re: [Toybox] Android support

* enh <> [2014-11-21 15:40:47 -0800]:
> On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 4:54 AM, Rob Landley <rob at> wrote:
> > Have you seen It's a very nice MIT-licensed libc (written
> > from scratch in the past ~4 years) that you might be able to lift code
> > like that from.
> we've looked at some pieces of that, but it's seemed pretty buggy and
> definitely lacking in tests. at the moment most of our portable stuff

i'm forwarding this to the musl list, it would be nice if you could
tell what parts looked pretty buggy in musl

musl is often tested with libc-test (and some other tests for specific
parts) and i know it's lacking but i wonder what parts you think would
definitely need more tests

> comes from OpenBSD and most of our Linux-specific stuff is stuck with
> annoying ABI constraints. plus we have a few extra architectures we
> need to worry about.
> that said, i do suspect our most lasting contribution to the c library
> state of the art will be our unit tests...

are you talking about these tests:

it does not seem more extensive than libc-test to me..

when i looked at other libc tests previously i quickly dismissed bionic
tests because they relied on the google test framework (and thus c++),
but i will take a second look if you think it adequatly tests posix apis
(as opposed to bionic specific behaviour)

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