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authorJoseph Myers <joseph@codesourcery.com>2014-04-30 15:39:30 +0000
committerJoseph Myers <joseph@codesourcery.com>2014-04-30 15:41:03 +0000
commitd0f5b3f851cfced84e3228977eb8dfdc9c607231 (patch)
tree02dcd54c3df6f54c657df33e6f0447095df3f422 /README
parent9a461d467f56a16e199d4c23d3e327eb886035af (diff)
Increase minimum Linux kernel version to 2.6.32.
This patch increases the minimum Linux kernel version for glibc to 2.6.32, as discussed in the thread starting at <https://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2014-01/msg00511.html>. This patch just does the minimal change to arch_minimum_kernel settings (and LIBC_LINUX_VERSION, which determines the minimum kernel headers version, as it doesn't make sense for that to be older than the minimum kernel that can be used at runtime). Followups would be expected to do, roughly and not necessarily precisely in this order: * Remove __LINUX_KERNEL_VERSION checks in kernel-features.h files where those checks are always true / always false for kernels 2.6.32 and above. * Otherwise simplify/improve conditionals in those files (for example, where defining once in the main file then undefining in architecture-specific files makes things clearer than having lots of separate definitions of the same macro), possibly fixing in the process cases where a macro should optimally have been defined for a given architecture but wasn't. (In the review in preparation for this version increase I checked what the right conditions should be for all macros in the main kernel-features.h whose definitions there would have been affected by the increase - but I only fixed that subset of the issues found where --enable-kernel=2.6.32 would have caused a kernel feature to be wrongly assumed to be present, not any cases where a feature is not assumed but could be assumed.) * Remove conditionals on __ASSUME_* where they can now be taken to be always-true, and the definitions when the macros are only used in Linux-specific files. * Split more architectures out of the main kernel-features.h (like ex-ports architectures), once various of the architecture conditionals there have been eliminated so the new architecture-specific files are no larger than actually necessary. Tested x86_64. 2014-03-27 Joseph Myers <joseph@codesourcery.com> [BZ #9894] * sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/configure.ac (LIBC_LINUX_VERSION): Change to 2.6.32. (arch_minimum_kernel): Change all 2.6.16 settings to 2.6.32. * sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/configure: Regenerated. * sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/microblaze/configure.ac: Remove file. * sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/microblaze/configure: Likewise. * sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/tile/configure.ac: Likewise. * sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/tile/configure: Likewise. * README: Update reference to required Linux kernel version. * manual/install.texi (Linux): Update reference to required Linux kernel headers version. * INSTALL: Regenerated.
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@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@ GNU/Hurd support requires out-of-tree patches that will eventually be
incorporated into an official GNU C Library release.
When working with Linux kernels, this version of the GNU C Library
-requires Linux kernel version 2.6.16 or later.
+requires Linux kernel version 2.6.32 or later.
Also note that the shared version of the libgcc_s library must be
installed for the pthread library to work correctly.