[Aboriginal] What's musl, anyway?

John Spencer maillist-aboriginal at barfooze.de
Fri Oct 14 09:41:04 PDT 2011

On 10/14/2011 05:58 PM, Rob Landley wrote:
> On 10/12/2011 04:05 PM, John Spencer wrote:
>> On 10/12/2011 07:35 AM, John Spencer wrote:
>>> the aboriginal infrastructure is indeed pretty sweet and i was
>>> thinking about wether i should adopt parts of it.
>>> especially the automatic distcc configuration, although the
>>> preprocessing power needed for some stuff makes it nearly useless in
>>> those cases. if that bottleneck could be removed, it would even make
>>> sense to allow to add more distcc-servers.
>>> well, maybe some day a sane person (which happens to know python) will
>>> come and port the distcc pump stuff to C, or just rewrite it from
>>> scratch.
>> actually the problem was mktimeconst.c which looped forever due to a bug
>> (1L vs 1LL)... i have taken the patch (linux-noperl-timeconst.patch)
>> from another source which wasn't fixed yet... builds in about 30 minutes
>> now.
> I fixed that bug months ago:
>    changeset:   1379:ddbd48ced0d7
>    user:        Rob Landley<rob at landley.net>
>    date:        Thu Jun 16 07:41:10 2011 -0500
>    files:       sources/patches/linux-noperl-timeconst.patch
>    description:
>    Fix from Geoffroy Weisenhorn: on 32-bit hosts mktimeconst needs
>    1L<<31 to be an _unsigned_ long constant.
> But I made it unsigned instead of long long because 64 bit math on a 32
> bit host is unpleasant.
although it doesn't matter for the 20 times the loop is executed ;)
> Who else is using it?  (Just curious.  I wrote that patch from scratch,
> and despite repeatedly posting it to linux-kernel nobody ever seemed to
> care but me...)
i got it from the other musl "distro", 

> Rob


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