Re: glibc 2, Linux 2.x and the world of many patches!

Todd Larason (
Thu, 31 Jul 1997 11:57:32 -0700

On Thu, Jul 31, 1997 at 05:16:31PM +0000, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Oh, no! Don't tell me that glibc now tries to implement the completely
> broken new POSIX standard for size_t of socket names?

I haven't seen the POSIX spec, but the new X/Open Single Unix Spec uses a
new unsigned integral type, at least 32 bits, called socklen_t, for all
sockaddr lengths. This doesn't seem TOO broken to me.

Did X/Open fix POSIX's bungle?