Re: RLIM_INFINITY inconsistency between archs

From: Mike Castle (
Date: Tue Aug 01 2000 - 18:55:31 EST

On Tue, Aug 01, 2000 at 02:30:27AM -0000, wrote:
> In article <> wrote:
> >On Mon, Jul 31, 2000 at 03:13:55PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

[hpa talks about apps, like automount, needing kernel headers for versions
being ran and version glibc was built againt]

[I ask about kernel specific versions of binaries]

> It only means that the application will be built agains the kernel
> _interface_ that was present in that version of the kernel. And
> syscall/ioctl interfaces should never change, they can be added to,
> and relly old depreciated interfaces can be removed, but they should
> be stable for at least a few major kernel releases.

If they are so stable, then why does it matter which version of the kernel
glibc was built against and why aren't those kernel headers good enough to
accomplish what automounter needs?


       Mike Castle       Life is like a clock:  You can work constantly  and be right all the time, or not work at all and be right at least twice a day.  -- mrc
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