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Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 11:39:36 -0400
From: Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org>
To: musl@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Release prep for 1.2.1, and afterwards

On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 10:15:04AM +0200, Szabolcs Nagy wrote:
> * Rich Felker <dalias@...c.org> [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

Won't it work just to make it decode/encode the ldshape, and otherwise
use exactly the same code? Or are there double-rounding issues if the
quad code is used with ld80?

> 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..)

OK, I'll look again.

Rich

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