Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 12:49:22 -0500 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Feature request: building musl in a portable way On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 05:10:20PM +0000, Nicholas Wilson wrote: > That's how we're using Musl on WebAssembly. Musl uses Linux > syscalls, so we implement Linux syscalls to keep Musl happy. A bit of a historical note on this: in the late 80s and 90s there was an effort called "iBCS" to make a unified ABI for Intel-based unices. I believe a common syscall layer was part of it. It was abandoned after everybody realized that the Linux syscall ABI _was_, for all practical purposes, the unified ABI they wanted. Rich
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