Subject: Re: remember that warning about __syscall()?
To: Paul Goyette <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/24/1996 18:28:17
On Tue Dec 24 02:46:36 1996, Paul Goyette wrote:
> Well, make that _at least two people_ who got bit!  :)

And I was the first one :( but i normally keep a copy of my old libc
so it wasn't too bad, except that i had no idea what went wrong.
Luckily Christos was around and gave me some debug source so he found the
main problem.

> Now, though, a question:  even though the interface to the libc routines
> hadn't changed, shouldn't such a fundamental interface between libc and
> the kernel have been enough reason to bump the minor version of the
> shared library?

No, you can use the new libc with an old kernel (one month old), it was as
Chris said an endian problem.