[arch-dev-public] Minimum kernel version for glibc now 2.6.32

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Feb 5 21:52:40 EST 2012

On 04/02/12 17:18, Allan McRae wrote:
> So...  I was testing out some things in glibc with the minimum kernel
> set to 2.6.32 and forgot to change it back for today's bug fix build.
> As I am too lazy to rebuild again (which should be the basis for all
> development decisions), that means that our new minimum kernel
> requirement is 2.6.32!
> This actually fits in with my plan to keep this synced to the oldest
> kernel provided on the front page of kernel.org.  I doubt there is much
> use of kernels 2.6.27 to 2.6.31 anyway...
> Other changes to glibc-2.15-5:
>  - fix ifunc relocation issues on x86_64 (those math crashes)
>  - fix AVX detection  (should fix Xen PV on AVX hardware issues)
>  - fix __nscd_get_mapping crash when nscd not running (e.g. chromium)
>  - fix realloc usage in vfscanf
>  - fix GB18030 charmap  (only a 49081 line patch...)
> This should properly fix all reported (and even a few unreported) issues
> in our glibc package.

So this probably needs an announcement before I push it to core


Minimum kernel requirement 2.6.32

>From the glibc-2.15-5 package, the minimum assumed kernel version will
be increased from 2.6.27 to 2.6.32.  This reflects the oldest kernel
version still receiving updates upstream.

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