Subject: Re: thread change and binary compatibility
To: Michael Lorenz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 02/26/2007 16:34:18
On Mon, 26 Feb 2007 16:27:47 -0500
Michael Lorenz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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> On Feb 26, 2007, at 16:20, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > I tried running a 25 Feb kernel with a month-old userland. Named
> > died in the thread library. Is this a known breakage of binary
> > compatibility?
> Yes, you need a new libpthread ( and probably libc ) - with that in
> place old binaries should Just Work again.
Right; I did a full userland upgrade and all was well. But this is a
much bigger mismatch incompatibility than we usually see.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb