Problem roundup

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Wed Nov 24 11:08:36 CST 2004

Mike Hearn <mike at> writes:

> Right, but why not always use syscalls and never glibc? I think that is
> what Vincent was getting at. I think you did say that it was a general
> principle to always use libc when possible but I don't remember if you
> explained why.

There are many reasons, for instance it works on all CPUs, it can take
advantage of various glibc improvements (like faster syscalls) or bug
fixes, it supports linker tricks like LD_PRELOAD, if someday FreeBSD
adopts the epoll interface it will work there as well, etc.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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