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Re: LFS vs procfs on SunOS

On 8. 3. 2012, at 9:42, David Holland wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 08, 2012 at 08:36:01AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
>> I don't see any reason to cater to this stupidity.
> That is, patching programs to use open64() and the rest of that
> nonsense is a nonstarter, hacking programs to compile with small off_t
> and fail randomly on large files is a bad idea. That leaves patching
> programs to avoid the procfs headers, which is probably not going to
> be very possible/effective, or ignoring the problem.
> I guess another option is to teach gcc fixincludes to patch up Sun's
> mess, but that's not likely to be fun.

FYI I passed this to our kernel engineering team and we came up with a better 
approach. Of course, this has the "screw Oracle" kind of implicit note attached.


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