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Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 10:15:04 +0200
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
To: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Release prep for 1.2.1, and afterwards

* Rich Felker <> [2020-06-24 16:42:44 -0400]:

> 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.

that's still under work

but it would be nice if we could get the aarch64
memcpy patch in (the c implementation is really
slow and i've seen ppl compare aarch64 vs x86
server performance with some benchmark on alpine..)

> 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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