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SubjectRe: [PATCH 22/23] sysctl arm: Remove binary sysctl support
On Sun, 08 Nov 2009 19:27:07 -0800
ebiederm@xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman) wrote:

> I just took a look and the use in linux threads that I don't warn
> about is used by glibc-2.8 but not by glibc-2.10. glibc-2.11 has just
> been released. so by next year when the removal is scheduled we are
> looking at multiple releases of glibc that don't use sys_sysctl. So I
> expect shortly I can warn about all uses of sys_sysctl without anyone
> seeing a warning.

hmmmmm it's still an ABI break, and while you say "oh it's 3 glibcs
ago".. there's the static linking case.
to be honest, I don't think we can ever remove things that are used by
glibc during its startup....
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