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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH glibc 1/4] glibc: Perform rseq(2) registration at C startup and thread creation (v6)
On Wed, 30 Jan 2019, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:

> #if defined (__NR_rseq) && !defined (RSEQ_SIG)
> # error "UAPI headers support rseq system call, but glibc does not define RSEQ_SIG."
> #endif
>
> Would that take care of your concerns ?

That would of course need appropriate conditionals based on the most
recent kernel version for which a given glibc version has been updated, so
that using new kernel headers with an existing glibc release does not make
the build fail (cf. the test of syscall-names.list). And being able to
write such a test only solves one half of the problem - it needs to be
easy to determine what value to put in that header in glibc for an
architecture that's newly gained support in the kernel, *without* needing
any architecture expertise.

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Joseph S. Myers
joseph@codesourcery.com

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