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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:27:45 +0530
From: Raphael Cohn <>
Subject: Re: What would make musl 1.2?

Actually, answering my own question - a quick back of the packet
calculation suggests about 8,500 packages in OpenBSD, vs 65,000+ for Debian
- although it does depend how you count. And there are a lot more
'unofficial' Debian repos and packages, too... There's no doubt that
OpenBSD includes the most popular.

On 13 February 2015 at 15:20, Raphael Cohn <> wrote:

> Do they use a third party support lib?
> If it's possible to support use cases with a third party lib, then I'm
> less concerned - provided that that lib also works with musl. Given the
> nature of ucontext, that may not be so. A musl native solution would be
> optimal for performance - and performance is a common reason for going down
> this route. It allows for far greater scale in certain server designs then
> either thread-per-connection or a thread-pool can do.
> Out of interest, how many packages are in the OpenBSD repository? How does
> it compare to Debian's, say? For me, Debian's repo contents is a yardstick
> of what Linux + Musl could be expected to work with.
> On 13 February 2015 at 15:08, Anthony J. Bentley <>
> wrote:
>> Raphael Cohn writes:
>> > Is there any possibility of adding in the ucontext.h functions? I know
>> > they're deprecated, but they're still widely used - particularly by go
>> for
>> > goroutines, IIRC.
>> It's worth mentioning that OpenBSD doesn't have ucontext, so given the
>> size of its package repository (which also contains Go), ucontext can't
>> be *that* widely used.
>> --
>> Anthony J. Bentley

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