wine-patches at shemesh.biz
Mon Aug 30 01:23:27 CDT 2004
Alexandre Julliard wrote:
>Shachar Shemesh <wine-patches at shemesh.biz> writes:
>>After much talk, the patch seems ready for commit. Since there are many
>>systems with slightly older glibc that have the header but do not have
>>the implementation in glibc, or that have a stub implementation that is
>>guaranteed to fail, we are calling the kernel functions directly. This
>>also allows compiling on older systems than the code actually ships to.
>>Accordingly, the autoconf checks for epoll_create in glibc were dropped.
>That's wrong; if the libc function exists you should use it, direct
>system calls should only be used as a fallback. And when using system
>calls you must not depend on the libc header, you have to define the
The problem is that on many platforms, the functions are defined in
glibc, but stubbed out to always fail. It seems a waste to lose these
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