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Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 16:42:44 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Release prep for 1.2.1, and afterwards

I'm about to do last work of merging mallocng, followed soon by
release. Is there anything in the way of overlooked bug reports or
patches that should still be addressed in this release cycle?

Things I'm aware of:

- "Proposal to match behaviour of gethostbyname to glibc". Latest
  patch is probably ok, but could be deferred to after release.

- nsz's new sqrt{,f,l}. I'm hesitant to do all three right away
  without time to test, but replacing sqrtl.c could be appropriate
  since the current one is badly broken on archs with ld wider than
  double. However it would need to accept ld80 in order not to be
  build-breaking on m68k, or m68k would need an alternative.

and some more with open questions or work to be done that can't be
finished now but should be revisited after release:

- fenv overhaul (sorry for dropping this, Damian)
- hexagon port
- rv32 port
- arm fdpic (newly revived interest from users on list)
- dni (dynamic linking without PT_INTERP absolute path) & related ldso
  work by rcombs
- "lutimes: Add checks for input parameters"

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