INLINE_SYSCALL for m68k or sparc?

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at
Tue Jan 12 14:49:49 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 11:24:36PM -0600, Rob Landley wrote:
> In the git -devel branch I see an "INTERNAL_SYSCALL" but no "INLINE_SYSCALL".  
> The final release of uClibc has neither. certainly does not.  I guess that is the latest release.

> Actually my main problem with looking at what's in git (if it's not a trivial 
> backport) is that the final release of uClibc from the development branch was 
> over a year ago, and there are no plans for another one that I am aware of.  
> Ever.

That's certainly a very bad plan if that is actually the plan.

> The last bugfix-only release was 10 months ago.  There were plans for another 
> bugfix-only release three months ago, but it never materialized.  (Since the 
> last uClibc bugfix-only release,, busybox has put out 1.13.3, 1.14.0, 
> 1.14.1, 1.14.2, 1.14.3, 1.15.0, 1.14.4, 1.15.1, 1.15.2, and 1.15.3.  Meanwhile 
> the Linux kernel put out 4 development releases and 33 bugfix releases.  I note 
> that the linux kernel "bugfix-only" team is 2 part-time guys.  My own Firmware 
> Linux project (which is my hobby programming time plus an average of maybe 
> another half-time person from other contributors) has put out four releases 
> since then and (is working on a fifth).

Yeah releases are good.  It gives people something to refer to, and
reasons for upgrading.

> When you say "in the git tree", do you mean the proposed stuff last 
> discussed here in October (ok, one message about it in november), the -devel 
> branch that's been ongoing with no roadmap for 14 months, or the -nptl branch 
> that's been ongoing with no roadmap since at least 2006?

I think I meant -devel.  I am not sure.

Len Sorensen

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