glibc and the Linux libc fork
Alfred M. Szmidt
ams at gnu.org
Tue Jun 19 14:44:43 UTC 2007
Having read about the libc5 fork of glibc in Rick Moen's "Fear of
Forking" essay, I went looking for more info about this fork since
it seems to have healed so well that no one ever talks about it
anymore. It also seems strangely underdocumented for a 10 year old
event in a community that values putting everything about
If anyone knows any other sources of info that I didn't reference,
I'd be happy to hear about them.
You could ask the horse directly instead of relying on third-hand
information. Roland McGrath (person who wrote glibc 1.x and 2.x) and
H.J. Lu who maintained Linux libc4 and libc5.
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