[arch-dev-public] glibc and minimum kernel version

Daenyth Blank daenyth+arch at gmail.com
Sun May 10 12:39:40 EDT 2009

On Sat, May 9, 2009 at 22:45, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Now glibc-2.10 is out, I will be preparing another toolchain rebuild.  One
> question that has been discussed previously is bumping the minimum kernel
> required by glibc.  Bumping it too recent is full of stupid, but bumping it
> some would cut down on some unnecessary glibc workaround code.
> I am thinking that the minimal kernel version should be 2.6.22 which was
> released two years ago. It is the lowest kernel version that udev works with
> so people using kernels older than that need to do some workarounds anyway.
> Any comments/objections?
> Allan

I think it depends how difficult it is to work around. What's involved
for a user who would be affected by this?

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