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    SubjectRFC: A POSIX Linux project?
    I wonder if any vendors, or independent groups, would be interested in 
    maintaining a POSIX compliancy patchkit for the Linux kernel?

    IMO such a "POSIX Linux" project would be useful for several reasons.
    Overall, I think there is pressure from several directions to get all
    sorts of POSIX APIs into the kernel. On occasion, kernel hackers are
    confronted with a situation where complete POSIX compliancy may mean a
    compromise in some area, be it performance, security, API issues, code
    cleanliness issues, etc. Or simply that the POSIX-related code just
    isn't ready to be merged into the mainline kernel yet.

    The vendors also benefit by this, because the barrier to entry in
    POSIX-related cases would be lowered, which would in turn satisfy the
    demands of customers. Which would in turn give the mainline kernel all
    the software engineering benefits that come from a more reasoned and
    gradual review and merge of new features.

    Does something like this already exist? This would need to be an open,
    vendor-neutral project...

    Jeff




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