[lfs-dev] #3172: Glibc bug

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 15:43:21 PDT 2012

Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 02:13:12PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Moving to -dev.
>> I don't know what I did before, but it does apply for me now.  The issue
>> here is whether we should add it to Chapter 6 right now.  According the
>> the copyright notices, it hasn't changed since 1999.
>> If the code has really been unchanged that long, it's hard to believe
>> that an error has persisted since then.
>> Studying the change, the fix seems to be fairly subtle.  It seems to be
>> addressing http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=13013

> The problem seems to be tricky to hit, I was going to say I didn't
> think we should carry it.  But fedora are using it:
> http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/glibc.git/plain/glibc-rh730856.patch?h=f18
> (dates in the patch are from earlier this year)

Reading the Fedora messages was interesting.  I went ahead and added the 
patch.  Looking at the book's change log, we've made 5 changes since 
-rc1.  The most significant were today with changes in glibc, but 
standing back and looking at all the changes together, I'm not sure if 
they rise to the level of needing a -rc2 release.

What do you think?  Do we need -rc2?

   -- Bruce

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