wineserver epoll

Marcus Meissner meissner at
Tue Aug 31 06:12:33 CDT 2004

On Tue, Aug 31, 2004 at 11:48:16AM +0300, Shachar Shemesh wrote:
> Mike Hearn wrote:
> >>Building with a recent glibc and running on an older one is not
> >>supported by glibc, and it won't work for many reasons having nothing
> >>to do with epoll. Crossover runs everywhere because it is built
> >>against a very old glibc.
> >
> >
> >To clarify, it is possible to build against a new glibc and have it 
> >run on older libcs, but the process is far from intuitive and requires 
> >special tools, header overrides etc. We do this in autopackage, and it 
> >works, but it's quite tricky to get right.
> >
> >So I guess Shachar could use dlopen, or possibly the epoll functions 
> >are weak symbols - quite a lot of glibc functions are these days. In 
> >that case you can just mark them with the weak attribute and that's no 
> >problem.
> Details, please. How do I do that?

Guys, pretty pretty please, just use the glibc function, add a regular
configure check and use it if it does not return -ENOSYS.

All this confusing handling of dlopening etc etc is way overblown.

Ciao, Marcus
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: not available
Url :

More information about the wine-devel mailing list