Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 19:30:49 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> To: John Starks <John.Starks@...rosoft.com> Cc: "musl@...ts.openwall.com" <musl@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: Re: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: Advocating musl to in windows subsystem and OS X On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 08:43:35PM +0000, John Starks wrote: > > From: Markus Wichmann <nullplan@....net> > > On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 06:56:28PM +0200, Brian Peregrine wrote: > > > Microsoft probably uses glibc (as the subsystem seems to be > > > canonical-made and they use glibc in ubuntu), > > > > The distribution you install is just a collection of the exact binaries you would > > get in a normal install. Therefore it is the distribution itself which has a libc, > > and whether that is glibc, musl, or dietlibc (just to name an utterly outlandish > > option) is up to the distribution. > > However, there is one additional file installed, called /init, which is also the > > root of the emulated process tree. And that file is statically linked against > > musl (as you can tell by running "strings" on it). It apparently generates a > > couple of files from Windows' current system settings (like /etc/resolv.conf). > > Yes, originally we dynamically linked our infrastructure binaries to > glibc and relied on the distro to ship it. These days we are happy > users of (statically-linked) musl. We additionally try to make sure > that musl-based distros such as Alpine work well within WSL. Thanks. Can you fill us in on if WSL1 is still a thing that's supported/in-use? If so is there any chance we could get some action on https://github.com/microsoft/WSL/issues/830 ? Rich
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