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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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