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Re: Status of the Hurd parts in glibc

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: Status of the Hurd parts in glibc
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 11:02:33 +0200
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On Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 07:13:54AM -0400, I wrote:
> The Hurd parts of glibc need maintenance!
> We currently (have to) build glibc ``--without-tls'' and forcibly set
> ``libc_cv_z_relro=no'', to work around bugs in the otherwise enabled
> parts of the code.

Both of those options are not allowed anymore with the current cvs HEAD
version of glibc.

> Now patches like the following are being applied to glibc:
> [...]
> ``Rewrite to use TLS [...]'' and we don't support TLS.  The outcome of
> that should be obvious.  And to be clear: it's _us_ who have to act.

Such patches have now been applied overall.

> The maintenance needed for now mainly involves building glibc from the
> source code, running the test suite and fixing whatever errors occur.
> This ``fixing'' unfortunately might be as deep going as fixing GNU Mach,
> which Jeroen Dekkers already contributed to last summer.

Still true.

> What also could / should (Roland?) be done is to back-port the following
> from GNU Mach's trunk (a.k.a. OSKit-Mach) to the gnumach-1-branch:
> #v+
> 2002-10-03  Roland McGrath  <roland@frob.com>
>       * i386/include/mach/i386/mach_i386.defs (i386_set_gdt, i386_get_gdt):
>       New routines.
>       * i386/i386/user_ldt.c (i386_set_gdt, i386_get_gdt): New functions.
>       * i386/i386/gdt.h (USER_GDT, USER_GDT_SLOTS): New macros.
>       * i386/i386/thread.h (struct i386_machine_state): New member user_gdt.
>       * i386/i386/pcb.c (switch_ktss): Copy those slots into the GDT.
> [...]
> #v-

Still to be done, see <http://savannah.gnu.org/task/?5878>.

> Please coordinate on bug-hurd@gnu.org if you want to help with these
> issues or have further questions.


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