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    SubjectRe: older kernels + new glibc?
    On Mon, Mar 29, 2004 at 01:34:23PM -0800, Lev Lvovsky wrote:
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    > On Mar 29, 2004, at 1:28 PM, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > >>perfect - where does this variable get set? sorry for what now seems
    > >>like OT glibc stuff.
    > >
    > >it's passed to glibc ./configure at build time; if you have an rpm
    > >based
    > >distro you'll see it in the specfile of the src.rpm
    >
    > ok, so this presents a bit of a problem in that case (assuming I'm
    > understanding you) - I'm working backwards in this respect, as I'm
    > using the "new" version of glibc, and an older version of the kernel
    > than the one that glibc was told to remain compatible with - the
    > important question, is does this order of operations (possibly) break
    > things, or does the fact that I compiled the kernel on this new version
    > of glibc remove any issues.

    glibc will just plain refuse to operate (correctly). glibc makes assumptions
    about not needing workarounds for older kernels if you tell it it can assume
    a newer kernel...
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