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Re: CVS commit: src/common/lib/libc/string

> > Modified Files:
> >     src/common/lib/libc/string: bcmp.c memset.c
> >
> > Log Message:
> > Add local declarations of bcmp() and bzero() because libkern.h no longer
> > provides those declarations.
> >
> > It's possible that these can be removed later when we find out whether
> > these functions are actually needed in the kernel, but meanwhile, this
> > allows alpha, hp700 and the powerpc ports (who all build these as part
> > of libkern) to complete their builds.
> sys/systm.h contains macros that should eliminate any need for b* in
> the kernel -- certainly those functions, if provided, link to nothing.

Yes, and Izumi Tsutsui committed a change which eliminated the
actual symbols from the kernel, while Christoph Egger committed a
lot of changes which changed the kernel source code to use the
mem*() functions directly instead of indirectly via the b*()

(I was thinking of a change which would have been a part of what
Izumi committed, but wanted to complete a round of builds with
those changes, but Izumi beat me to it, and did it better.)

For now, the b*() symbols are optionally available to standalone
code (and user-land, of course), but have been evicted from the


- Håvard

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