Subject: proposal for selecting hw/dependent libraries
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 12/12/1999 16:42:15
Here's a brief update on what I am planning to implement for
in order to solve the problem of selecting different libraries at runtime
depending on the capabilities of the hardware.

In /etc/, add lines of the form

<library-name>	<sysctl-machdep-name>	<value>:<library-name> ...

For example could contain:

    m	fpu_present	0:msoft	1:m387


There is no problem with compatibility with the current, because
paths always start with a '/', so we can destinguish the two kinds of entries.